Looking to read past EOT on DDS/DLT/LTO

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jan 26 12:46:07 CST 2017

On 01/26/2017 10:23 AM, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> And this is exactly why I gave up on some proprietary (OSF/1 IIRC)
> `dump' utility as it recorded an archive directory at the beginning
> making the whole archive unusable if an error developed there.  OTOH
> `tar' keeps file information along with actual data spreading it
> across the archive, so any medium error only causes the immediately
> affected file to be lost.  Same with `cpio' (except for the arcane
> CLI).

I find that the tar CLI in its full glory is no less arcane than the
creaky old cpio one.

tar used to be simple with few options.


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