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Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness

From: Ralph Schleicher
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness
Date: 17 Apr 2004 10:27:47 +0200
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Roger Leigh <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm using the patch I posted.  If and when anyone complains, I'll
> instruct them to build and install the latest GNU tar (or build it for
> them).  I require the functionality for long pathnames, and I don't
> want to have to support broken tools.  For my needs, 99 chars is not
> at all sufficient.

Have you ever considered using 'cpio -H ustar' instead of tar?


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