HEADS UP: tar -l is now (intentionally) broken.

Evan Dower evantd at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 3 14:05:12 PDT 2004

>And it's worth noting that minor incompatibilities like this just
>serve to annoy new users (which usually means users from linux-land).
>For example, it's annoying that BSD man can't read a manpage by
>specifying the full path to a filename (eg, man ./foo.1).

Yeah... Why is that? It seems like it would be awfully useful to read man 
pages without installing them. Also, though I haven't looked at the source, 
it _seems_ like it would be really easy to do. What's the drawback?

Many thanks in advance for your (no doubt) enlightening and entertaining 
Evan Dower
Undergraduate, Computer Science
University of Washington
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