Star & FreeBSD
schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Thu Feb 10 11:10:13 PST 2005
Last night, I did convert star from a GPL tool into a CDDL
tool. This now makes star compliant with the BSD philosophy.
Is there a chance to have star integrated into FreeBSD?
Compared to star-1.4, star-1.5 gives a lot of new features, e.g.:
- a true incremental backup/restore mode that uses the
same basic philosophy as ufsdump/ufsrestore does
but with a portable archive format.
- Support for more than the star command line syntax.
Star now can be combined as "star_fat" and then uses
a command line interface that depends on av:
star the generic star command line interface
tar Compatible to Sun tar which is a true enhancement
to the bsd tar program
gtar Compatible to GNU tar
scpio Compatible to cpio
pax compatible to pax
The nice side effect is that you may have a program that behaves 98% like
gnu tar but is not based on the GPL.
If you have questions, please ask...
EMail:joerg at schily.isdn.cs.tu-berlin.de (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin
js at cs.tu-berlin.de (uni)
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