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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 15:43:50 -0700
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Helmut Waitzmann <address@hidden> writes:

> The intended usage of a full archive followed by a series of
> incremental archives is to restore a previous state of a file
> hierarchy, no matter what its current state is, not to manipulate an
> arbitrary file hierarchy in a manner similar to the manipulations
> that could be done in order to restore that file hierarchy on which
> the archive had been created.

Thanks for the clear explanation.

Perhaps something like this could be put into the manual?  The subject
does come up every so often...

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