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Re: [PATCH] change default --format from gnu to posix

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] change default --format from gnu to posix
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 17:23:11 -0800
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On 12/10/21 16:43, Mike Frysinger wrote:
POSIX formally standardized this over 20 years ago.

Well, to be fair POSIX standardized both pax and ustar format, and they're both still part of the POSIX standard. Switching to a standard format wouldn't necessarily mean that we'd switch to pax, and there might be reasons to switch to ustar (or to a ustar subset) if we're going to switch at all.

* what projects/versions exactly are impacted ?
* what systems (i.e. OS/distros) exactly are impacted ?

I think Michał was attempting to cite this:


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