Preservation of correspondence

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Feb 9 11:47:32 CST 2007


> Do you happen to know if GNU tar adds extensions that aren't in your version 
> (or "original tar", whatever that may mean)? I suppose I'd like to stick to 
> GNU or GNU-compatible tools where possible...

Unless a given systems tar *is* GNU tar or based on it, you can pretty much
guarentee GNU tar has features it doesn't.  Which isn't to say that GNU tar
is perfect, I know there are some bugs in it that we've run into, but can't
remember what they are at the moment.

Zane






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