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[Bug-tar] Re: 7z support for GNU tar

From: Matt McCutchen
Subject: [Bug-tar] Re: 7z support for GNU tar
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 15:36:10 -0500

On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 12:27 +0100, Rene Leonhardt wrote:
> I believe that the acceptance would grow even faster if GNU tar would
> support a 7z archive filter.

The makers of tar planned ahead!  Look at this option from the man page:

> --use-compress-program PROG
>        filter the archive through PROG (which must accept -d)

So if you have a 7z filter called "7z", you can do:
        tar -c --use-compress-program=7z lotsoffiles
And if you use tar with 7z compression a lot, define a shell script
"tar7z" that passes that rather lengthy option.
Matt McCutchen, ``hashproduct''
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