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Re: /etc/rmt

On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 11:46:45AM +0100, Philip Hands wrote:
> Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:
> > The cpio package contains a file /usr/sbin/rmt and a sym-link from /etc/rmt
> > to it.  Is this considered a bug?  I have got used to being able to grep the
> > contents of /etc without worrying about getting 8 bit data which could change
> > my terminal settings...
> It's not a bug, because it is required to allow remote tar to work
> >from other OSs.  Unfortunately, many versions of tar have the /etc/rmt
> path hardwired into them, so they can invoke it on remote machines
> (via rsh or ssh).
> There's not much we can do about this (except perhaps making it a
> seperate package, with a single symlink in it, which I suppose you
> could propose, since very few people actually need /etc/rmt)

Perhaps a small wrapper-script instead? Could also contain a line of

-- ______________________________________________________
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