another newbie thing...

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Feb 5 15:32:29 PST 2003


On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 23:02:45 +0000 (UTC)
jcwesdorp at planet.nl (Chris Wesdorp) wrote:

> > tar jxf <package>
> Isn't the j option only working when patching tar? When installing tar
> in the book the package is patched. This can cause the j option not to
> be working on all systems, which may be even more confusing.

My point was nothing to do with -j or -z. it was to do with -v

-v produces a 'ls like' list of files, which can confuse people, since
the files are not in the $PWD. better to display nothing, and encourage
the user to take a more active role in LOOKING at what they are doing.
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