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Re: ODP: [Bug-tar] LZO and LZMA compression

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: ODP: [Bug-tar] LZO and LZMA compression
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:31:51 -0700
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address@hidden (Joerg Schilling) writes:

> POSIX strongly recommends single char options and POSIX strongly recommends
> that options start with a single '-'.
> A long option called "-abc" ignores one recommendation, a long option called 
> "--abc" ignores two recommendations.

This is not the place to revisit longstanding GNU conventions; they
are not likely to change simply because of tar's historical quirks.

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