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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 09:39:22 EEST

Ian Turner <address@hidden> wrote:

> If I were in charge of the world, yes: I say that the current default 
> behavior 
> is confusing and dangerous for new users, and should be changed.

Perhaps most unix commands are dangerous for new users, unless they
read documentation prior to using them (which is, unfortunately, 
rather rare). Sacrificing functionality so that newbies don't
accidentally destroy their data is, in my opinion, not the best way to

Besides, the current incremental restore behavior is the way GNU tar
operates since 1997, so changing it will break all scripts people were
using since then.


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