bsdtar (Was Re: cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/lib file.c)

Tim Kientzle tim at
Thu Apr 8 12:33:20 PDT 2004

Andrey Chernov wrote:
> BTW, could you please implement -S, --sparse? It is very needed to 
> backup/restore large (and mostly null-filled) databases.

I would like to add sparse file support someday,
but it won't happen very soon.

If you have sparse files to backup/restore,
you should really be using dump, not tar.
If you must use tar, both gtar and star will exist
in ports indefinitely.


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