cpio and tar are loosing flags (and a panic message
kientzle at freebsd.org
Tue Sep 20 11:35:25 PDT 2005
Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I guess cpio and tar really should take care about flags. Am I wrong?
> cpio won't do it, tar won't do it, dump only does whole partitions,
> cpdup is not an archiver. Hmm.
* Joerg Schilling's "star" has done this for many years.
* bsdtar has likewise supported it for a long time (apart from recent
There's very little precedent for flags support in cpio format, though a
cpio that supported modern tar formats should be able to support it.
Pax should support it (though ours does not currently).
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