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Re: Bug#174308: star should become standard tar

On Thu, 26 Dec 2002, Eduard Bloch wrote:

> >  (3) that can be installed alongside another tar
> > I think all this discussion is worthless until we see real problems. And
> Don't even think about it. Go trough the archives and realize the dimensions
> of disputes, caused by latest tar option change (-j vs. -I). You are going to
> create x times more trouble.

If tar sucks and star wants to become the default, then star needs to be
able to emulate tar.

A possible solution could look like this:

$ cat star.c
bool behave_like_tar = FALSE;
 if ( called_as("tar") )
   behave_like_tar = TRUE;	// braindammage on ;-)


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