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Re: [PATCH] savedir: optionally produce ordered directory list

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH] savedir: optionally produce ordered directory list
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:56:13 +0100
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Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> skribis:

>> FWIW I think it’s very important that tar --sort=name remains the
>> default, as it guarantees that archive production is deterministic.
> Actually, the default is not to sort directory entries at all: tar
> stores them in the same order as returned by the underlying system calls.

Oh, really?  In the order of the readdir calls?

Somehow I was under the impression that the order was deterministic.

> I don't think changing this will be a good idea.

Right.  The proposed --sort option is a good idea.


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