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resolution of the tar -I issue

I'm satisfied with this solution, and will work with Paul to deliver an
implementation for Debian as soon as possible.


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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 12:49:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com>
Message-Id: <200101092049.MAA00755@ruby.twinsun.com>
To: bdale@gag.com
Cc: bug-tar@gnu.org, 81556-forwarded@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: can we get rid of -I entirely, please?

> From: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
> Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 09:18:51 -0700
> After lots of discussion on the Debian developer mailing lists, the
> solution that I think makes the most sense is:
>         the -I option be removed from the documentation and usage messages
>         use of -I becomes an error that communicates that -j is the right 
>         option for bzip2, and -T is the equivalent of -I in Solaris tar
> I think this meets everyone's needs.

OK, you talked me into this for the next tar version.  This will give
people time to switch.  We can then reintroduce -I as an alias for -T
in a later version of GNU tar.

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