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Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH] ZSTD compression support.

From: Adam Borowski
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH] ZSTD compression support.
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:49:15 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:27:07PM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> > Its customary file extension is ".zst", while some tools use ".tzst"
> > as a shorthand for ".tar.zst".
> This shortening should die, just like DOS 8.3 filenames.
> If it's .tar.foo then eyeballs and scripts stand a chance of realising
> it's a tar file that's had another transformation applied, and that's
> what they have to undo first;  with an unadulterated suffix as a clue.
> Knowing .tng is a next-generation compression program applied to a tar
> file, rather than the next generation in file formats, is tedious and
> creates duplication where none is needed.

While I somewhat share your sentiment (in fact, the first version of the
patch had no .tzst), Nick Terrell informed me that multiple projects have
already accepted patches implementing this shortening:

Thus, it's probably better to have this in GNU tar as well.

Of course, the decision belongs to you, and I can send the previous version
(with two lines of difference), but as some folks use .tzst for over a

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