Things to remove from /rescue

Terry Lambert tlambert2 at
Thu Jul 17 10:22:05 PDT 2003

David O'Brien wrote:
> - tar, pax (w/{bz,g}zip) can do everything GNU tar can.

I agree with everything but this one.  Neither of these things can
make sparse files.

The reason that this is important is that you might boot /rescue
in a last attempt to move data off a dying hard disk to another
machine.  Even if the disk is merely totally hosed and is going
to be reformatted, the ability ro dump its entire contents to a
remote system with a similarly (or smaller) sized disk is useful.

-- Terry

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