tar --unlink ?

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Fri Oct 9 15:23:37 UTC 2009

In the last episode (Oct 09), Matthias Apitz said:
> El día Friday, October 09, 2009 a las 01:52:45AM -0500, Dan Nelson escribió:
> > > I know the unlink(2) sys call, but what does this --unlink flag in
> > > tar(1) on restore (-x)?
> > 
> > It's the same as the -U option, provided for gnutar compatibility.
> Thanks for your helping answer. Maybe someone with commit right should
> make a note in the manpage of tar(1).  Thanks

There already is a note, at the very end of the manpage:

     There are alternative long options for many of the short options that
     are deliberately not documented.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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