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 ...

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed May 28 13:58:33 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 09:27:12AM -0400, Coleman Kane wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-27 at 18:35 -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 11:16:39AM -0700, Colin Percival wrote:
> > > I'm looking forward to when we can remove both GNU cpio and our current
> > > pax implementation from the tree,
> > 
> > I don't see a reason to remove pax from the tree.  It is already BSDL'ed
> > and is faster than libarchive based archivers.  Please take this a
> > request to not remove pax.
> I am reading this as "replace pax with a libarchive-based pax". Correct
> me if I am wrong,

Please read this as: "Please don't touch pax".  It works fine as-is, is
small, is only used by folks that know it exists (many BSD users don't),
is BSDL'ed, pretty much cause no harm or extra work for us, etc...

-- David  (obrien at

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