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Re: tar -I incompatibility

* Sam Couter <sam@topic.com.au> wrote:

> Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote:
>> Most of the options in gtar are non-standard. Are you saying that
>> users should rely on none of them?

> Pretty much. It's always useful to know exactly which options you're
> using are not going to work on many other systems, and to not form
> habits that involve the use of those options.

> You can probably assume that -c, -x, -f and -v behave the same
> across implementations (modern implementations, anyway). That's
> about all, 

So, as you can not assume any particular flag for bzip2 compression
anyway, why should GNU tar change its bzip2 option to the one used by
the solaris tar?


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