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Re: gunzip -qc * | tar xvf -: use tar xzvf

From: Romain Francoise
Subject: Re: gunzip -qc * | tar xvf -: use tar xzvf
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 09:17:28 +0200

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:

> dired-guess-shell-alist-default's
> gunzip -qc * | tar xvf -
> is not as smart looking as just tar zxvf, at least these days.

Not all versions of tar support the 'z' flag, even today.

However, if your version of tar supports this flag you can tell dired-x
to use it with the following form:

(setq dired-guess-shell-gnutar "tar")


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