On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 18:50 -0700, Jamie Zawinski wrote: > Colin Walters wrote: > > > > My impression was that several people have looked at modifying GNU tar > > to support xattrs, and ended up running away screaming... > > That doesn't mean it's the wrong thing to do! Deprecating tar doesn't > sound like a winning idea to me. Yeah, I agree. On the other hand though some of the newer formats like dar's have more advantages besides xattrs, like handling file deletions, and being indexed. So we might actually want both; tar for people still clinging to their tape drives, and something like dar for people backing up to disk. > Surely someone will make their sanity saving throw. Heh. Maybe, but I think we're talking about a level 50 Cruft here...
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