Change tar bz2 option from -y to -j

Craig M.Reece craigthulu at
Thu Jul 19 03:09:21 PDT 2001

On Thursday, July 19, 2001 05:00 am, Jesse Tie Ten Quee spoke thusly:
> Yo,
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 02:05:46AM -0500, J. Jones wrote:
> > The portable option would be --bzip2 ;)
> Or don't use either and 'bzcat file.tar.bz2 | tar x' it ;)

That's the method that works for even older versions of tar which don't 
understand the --bzip2 option.
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