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Re: tar -I incompatibility

On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 08:32:33AM +1100, Sam Couter wrote:
> My point is that the -I option *doesn't* mean "uncompress this file using
> bzip2" for anything other than GNU tar. Now that it doesn't mean that for
> GNU tar either, people are complaining. I think they probably shouldn't have
> been using -I to start with, at least not as a matter of habit or in scripts
> that might live for any decent length of time or have an application on any
> non-GNU system.

If we're expected to avoid any advanced features, why do the authors bother
to implement them?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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