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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement

From: Helmut Waitzmann
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental extract improvement
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 17:23:40 +0200
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

>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.

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

I agree.  Perhaps it could be put in the section about the
"--incremental" and "--listed-incremental" options.
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