cvs commit: src/usr.bin/cpio Makefile bsdcpio.1 cmdline.c config_freebsd.h cpio.c cpio.h cpio_platform.h err.c matching.c matching.h pathmatch.c pathmatch.h src/usr.bin/cpio/test Makefile main.c test.h test_0.c test_basic.c test_format_newc.c ...

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon May 26 20:11:49 UTC 2008

Colin Percival wrote:
> Roman Divacky wrote:
>>>   Initial commit of bsdcpio 0.9.11b.
>> great! thnx a lot.
>> can you please summarize what are the advantages/differences from gnu-cpio?
> The BSD license is one advantage; but the fact that this 1766 lines of C code
> compared to gnu-cpio's 6994 lines of C code is in my opinion far more important
> (the difference being largely because bsdcpio uses libarchive, of course).

Shouldn't that total be 1,766 lines of code for the front end, plus N 
lines of code from libarchive?

That's not to impugn Tim's work, I just hate fuzzy thinking, 
especially from the security officer. :)



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