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Re: Deploring *nix Philosophy



From: "Alan Horn" <ahorn deorth org>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: Deploring *nix Philosophy


> 
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Mike McMullen wrote:
> 
> >Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 15:02:13 -0700
> >From: Mike McMullen <mlm loanprocessing net>
> >Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
> >To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list redhat com>
> >Subject: Re: Deploring *nix Philosophy
> >
> > I'm coming in on the middle of this but having said that...
> >
> > You can use tar to go to multiple floppies. I have done it
> > several times but not within the last 3 years. I don't have
> > any floppies or I'd test it right now.
> 
> Perhaps I'm also coming in halfway here..
> 
> Yes.. you _can_, but the more floppies you use, the greater chance of 
> failure... And I'm not convinced that it's a strongly used feature in any 
> case.
> 
> My gut feeling would be to avoid multi volume tar archives.. too prone to 
> failure later.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Al

Well I don't think it was a question of whether you should but whether you
could. There seemed to be a lot of discussion around why you couldn't do it
when you can. That's all I was pointing out.

Mike



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