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[Bug-tar] New --quoting-style needed

From: Eric Hopper
Subject: [Bug-tar] New --quoting-style needed
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 22:39:13 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-17)

There are times when it would be very nice to be able to pull filenames
out of GNU Tar in a way that was friendly to use with xargs even for
filenames that had newlines or other bizarre characters in their names.

GNU Tar, of course, already has a way to do this when feeding it a list
of filenames, but not when you're getting a list of the filenames in the
archive.  The most logical place for this seems like the quoting-style
option.  All that would be needed is for 'null' (for '\0' separated raw
strings) be a valid choice for that option.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
 safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjanmin Franklin
-- Eric Hopper (http://www.omnifarious.org/~hopper) --

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