Use of tar in LFS books

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Aug 28 11:20:51 PDT 2005


Andrew Benton wrote:

> Isn't the - thing to do with compatibility with BSD?

Take a look at `info tar`.  Basically it says that:

  "On the other hand, this old style syntax makes it difficult to match
option letters with their corresponding arguments, and is often
confusing."

and

  "Old options are kept for compatibility with old versions of `tar'."

  Basically, the old style of options for commands like ps and tar are
deprecated. The book should be teaching good style.

  -- Bruce




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