Really OT: Any tar experts here?

From: Lance Costanzo <>
Date: Mon Sep 13 22:20:17 1999

Forget tar. Use pax. Put the names of the
files you want to backup in a file, feed it in.

  # collect the files
  &cmd("pax -w -f $backupname.pax < $backupname.paxin");

  # make a listing
  $ENV{"LC_TIME"} = "%b %e %T %Y";
  &cmd("pax -v -f $backupname.pax > $backupname.paxlist");

  # compress
  &cmd("gzip $backupname.pax");

At 08:12 PM 09/13/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry for the off-topic post, but I'm tired of beating what's left of my
>brains on what's left of my desk...
A bloody mess indeed, oozing onto the already shattered keyboard lying
on the floor.

Lance Costanzo
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Received on Mon Sep 13 1999 - 22:20:17 BST

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