NEW TAR

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Jul 17 11:43:41 PDT 2004


On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 10:37:28AM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:

> What are the differences?

>  * Portability:  gtar is portable to many different Unix and non-Unix
>    systems.  bsdtar supports standard file formats that are widely
>    supported by other implementations.  There are efforts to port
>    bsdtar to other platforms.

* Less known bugginess: gtar on sparc64 has sporadic problems,
e.g. attempting to use all available VM.  bsdtar doesn't have obvious
problems on other FreeBSD architectures.

Kris
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