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[Bug-tar] (no subject)

From: Gloria Flowers
Subject: [Bug-tar] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:02:23 -0500

Have you considered removing the direct write from tar as a bad idea as people over write it all the time with formatted data on hard disks and even tapes using a different program that uses a file system as the direct write doesnÂ’t show up.    The streaming function could be moved to a separate program that reads a specified file and streams it to a location or device.    This would work with multimedia on internet servers which would just read locations to stream to from a pipe with a add or drop so a common file could be sent to multiple addresses.      

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