Really OT: Any tar experts here?

From: Aaron Christopher Finney <>
Date: Tue Sep 14 04:01:44 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Chuck McManis wrote:

> Well if you're going to be that way about it.
> Short answer : use CPIO

A good choice, since it's so widely compatible and is very flexible. Nice
for backups to tapes because you can specify 5120 bytes/record input
blocks. Also nice because you can actually do *full* backups with things
like device files, etc (tar won't do device files). I think the most
important thing, though, is the recovery from bad blocks - which kills a
tar restore...

> Longer answer : ../src/gnu/usr.bin/tar
> make it do anything you want :-)

Now you're talking...
Received on Tue Sep 14 1999 - 04:01:44 BST

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