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Re: [Bug-tar] Prb with tar

From: Gunnar Ritter
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Prb with tar
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:45:35 +0200
User-agent: nail 11.23pre 4/14/05

Joerg Schilling <address@hidden> wrote:

> Sergey, 
> before you answer, please try to understand the problem!
> Sun tar does not (yet) uses pax archives for very long file names
> but the archive format that pax was based on...
> AFAIK, star is the only free implementation that supports this format.

<http://people.freebsd.org/~kientzle/libarchive/> and
<http://heirloom.sourceforge.net/> support it too. Since all what is
necessary to do this when reading is to treat an 'X' like an 'x', it
can hardly be claimed that there is something exceptional with it.


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