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Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:10:21 +0100 (CET)

> However, I do wonder why GNU tar can't be smart enough to figure out
> what you meant when untarring with -z?  I get why we need -j and -J
> for creating archives, but when unpacking them, what's wrong with
> using magic numbers to detect the compression format?

On Mac OS X Lion, this actually happens: Regardless of the compression
algorithm, you always use `-z' while extracting.


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