tar -l versus gtar -l

Andrey Chernov ache at nagual.pp.ru
Sun Aug 1 18:44:02 PDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 06:31:03PM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:
> Would you be happier with this behavior?
>   $ tar -cl /foo
>   Error: -l is ambiguous
>     If you want GNU tar -l, use --one-file-system instead.
>     If you want POSIX tar -l, use --link-warn instead.

POSIX have higher importance. We should ignore any GNUisms in favour of 
POSIX overriding ones (at least to pass POSIX tests suite).

Andrey Chernov | http://ache.pp.ru/

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