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Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 13:20:33 +0300

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> Also, there are moves to change the pax format (so far in an
> upward-compatible way, but you never know....).  Perhaps you should
> mention that "tar-pax" is intended to be the most recent version of
> the pax interchange format, not necessarily the 2001 version.  (This
> problem probably afflicts the GNU tar documentation as well....)

Yes, I agree.

> Wouldn't it be safer to use 'cpio -H tar -i' rather than 'cpio -i'?

Yes, it would.


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