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Re: Enhancement to tar

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Enhancement to tar
Date: 09 Oct 2000 12:46:09 -0700
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<address@hidden> writes:

> I have enhanced my local version of tar (1.12) to optionally use a
> signal file rather than the tty method when waiting for some user
> response.

The basic idea is a good one, but I would rather have an
implementation that does not poll for a file's existence.  For
example, perhaps tar should read from a pipe or socket instead of
polling for the existence of a regular file.

(As Gerhard Poul also noted, this will have to wait until after 1.14
is out.)

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