Change tar bz2 option from -y to -j

J. Jones jjones at
Thu Jul 19 00:05:46 PDT 2001

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 11:46:12PM -0600, Timothy C.Klein wrote:
> Debian has always had it as -j, but only in unstable.  (The option doesn't 
> exist in stable).  I was a little bit surprised by the -y in the LFS tar,
> but I actually like it better.  -y -z are right next to each other in the
> alphabet, and they do a very similar thing ;)  But I would rather stick with 
> whatever becomes the standard.
> I already ran into portability problems in my scripts, because they would run 
> on Debian for some stuff (before LFS is up) and on LFS for the rest.  Thus, 
> in my scripts, I had to use --bzip2 as the option to have it work in both.
> So I think it would be wise to go with the standard.  Not good to introduce 
> portability problems.

The portable option would be --bzip2 ;)

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