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Re: /etc/rmt

> > 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...

> On Thu, Jul 01, 1999 at 11:46:45AM +0100, Philip Hands wrote:

> > 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)

nobbi@cheerful.com (Norbert Nemec) wrote:

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

I think that this is the best way to do this.  I'll implement it in the
next release.


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