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Re: [Bug-tar] Automatic compression detection patch

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Automatic compression detection patch
Date: 29 Oct 2003 07:38:25 -0800
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Sebastian Hans <address@hidden> writes:

> First off, this works only on regular files.

Thanks for the suggestion, but we really need a solution that works
for all sorts of inputs, including pipes.  Also, I don't think 'tar'
needs a new option for this: 'tar' should just decompress
automatically, without any need for a user-supplied option.

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