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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar, star and BSD tar speed comparision +script

From: Tim Kientzle
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar, star and BSD tar speed comparision +script
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:03:11 -0700
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Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
Tim Kientzle <address@hidden> ha escrit:

When reading uncompressed tar archives stored in regular files,
bsdtar uses lseek() operations to skip over the bodies of

As a side note, the similar feature in GNU tar is enabled using
--seek option.

Oh, good.  It seemed so obvious at the time; if
noone else had ever done it, I'd be worried that
I missed some fatal problem.  ;-)

Is there a reason GNU tar doesn't enable this by
default for all regular files?


Tim Kientzle

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