nALFS and Busybox

Joerg W Mittag Joerg.Mittag at Web.De
Mon Sep 8 02:50:53 PDT 2003


Dermot Bradley wrote:
> Nevin - could you change nALFS to use the "tar -z" and "tar -j"
> options instead to handle gzip and bzip2 files in a portable manner
> (as both standard tar and Busybox tar understand these).

Actually, standard tar does neither have a 'z' option nor a 'j' option
and does not allow dashes prepended to options (see:
http://opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/tar.html). The portable
way would be something like 'gzip -d %s | tar xvf -'.

jwm




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