Tared by TAR
bob at tania.servebbs.org
Tue Sep 26 10:53:14 PDT 2006
Please forgive me if this is all due to my newbie status. I HAVE RTFM!, and
that is essentially my problem.
I use tar daily, to make a file-backup of /usr/home. I put a tape in the dat
(DDS3) drive before I go to bed, and in the morning put it into the 30 day
I have recently moved from Linux, to FreeBSD. And pretty much copied my
scripts from the old Linux box to the new BSD one. A veritable joy I might
add! AThis is so much better!!!
I went nuts, and got tar'ed and feathered with TAR. I have always used tar
with the -M option (--multi-volume) which allows you to span more than one
tape on a big ta archiver; but you won't find this -M option in BSD's TAR!
Nor will you find a proper man page, for BSD's port of gtar (gnutar) which I
THIINK is equivalent to Linux's tar.
What I ended up doing is a BADF HACK! I copyiny my old linux tar.1.gz manpage
to gtar on my new system.
HOWEVER, this man page from my old Linux system may, or may not not be
correct, given the fact that BSD giggers the makefile with it's own patches
for every "make install", and when you make gtar from
"/usr/ports/archivers/gtar" you do NOT get a manpage! BAD! BAD! BAD! Bug???
The differences between bsdtar, and gnutar are quite IMMENSE!
Being a stickler, and constant user of, proper documentation, I am just a
bit lost here! Help!
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