Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats
Steinar H Gunderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 08:23:56PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> Why would that stop working if you switch compression schemes? I guess
>> tar is coded to use gzip with -z and bzip2 with -j, but why is there no
>> generic way to add coders/decoders (codecs) to tar (and other
>> applications that wish to use compression filters)?
Well, tar supports --use-compress-program.
> (The -j flag to tar is a Debian specific extension, BTW
No, the Debian extension was -I (and even that was present for a while in
upstream). It was changed to -j because that's what upstream did. The -j
flag is present upstream as of 1.13.18.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>