cvs commit: src/usr.bin/tar Makefile bsdtar.1 bsdtar.c bsdtar.h bsdtar_platform.h matching.c read.c util.c write.c

Jon Noack noackjr at
Thu Apr 8 06:49:21 PDT 2004

On 4/6/2004 1:51 PM, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2004, at 2:14 PM, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> There are still a few bugs to iron out and a couple of features that
>> are a bit incomplete, but it's getting better quickly.  My hope
>> is that a few adventurous souls will start using it and giving
>> me feedback so that I can grow it into the system tar
>> that FreeBSD deserves.
> Most excellent, Tim.  Any chance of bsdtar being made available for 
> -STABLE systems, or as a port?
> [ I keep one 5.x system around for testing the ports I maintain, so I 
> still could do some testing if not, but I'd be able to use it in many 
> more places if it was MFC'ed or made available via ports.... ]

There is archivers/libarchive already.  I imagine once bsdtar gets into 
a more final state there will be a port of it as well.  This is just 
idle speculation, though.


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