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15/155: doc: "Nar" now means "normalized archive".


From: John Darrington
Subject: 15/155: doc: "Nar" now means "normalized archive".
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:48:30 +0000 (UTC)

jmd pushed a commit to branch wip-installer
in repository guix.

commit 83742277ea8d5798f84ccf1f852408d3011b2e30
Author: Ludovic Court├Ęs <address@hidden>
Date:   Thu Dec 15 22:46:09 2016 +0100

    doc: "Nar" now means "normalized archive".
    
    * doc/guix.texi (Invoking guix archive): Mention "normalized archive"
    and add index entries.
---
 doc/guix.texi |    8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
index 46ed451..bd782ca 100644
--- a/doc/guix.texi
+++ b/doc/guix.texi
@@ -2403,10 +2403,12 @@ profile as well as all of their dependencies are 
transferred (due to
 target machine.  The @code{--missing} option can help figure out which
 items are missing from the target store.
 
-Archives are stored in the ``Nix archive'' or ``Nar'' format, which is
-comparable in spirit to `tar', but with a few noteworthy differences
address@hidden nar, archive format
address@hidden normalized archive (nar)
+Archives are stored in the ``normalized archive'' or ``nar'' format, which is
+comparable in spirit to `tar', but with differences
 that make it more appropriate for our purposes.  First, rather than
-recording all Unix metadata for each file, the Nar format only mentions
+recording all Unix metadata for each file, the nar format only mentions
 the file type (regular, directory, or symbolic link); Unix permissions
 and owner/group are dismissed.  Second, the order in which directory
 entries are stored always follows the order of file names according to



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