tar xf foo -- how to restore symlink?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Fri Apr 20 13:25:01 UTC 2018

Gary Aitken <freebsd at dreamchaser.org> writes:

> Unfortunately, I'm not in control of generating the archive or the way
> it's fetched.  It's fetched via the ports system.  I'm going to punt on
> the project for now as I've got a better alternative.

Sounds like you aren't aware that our cpio(1) can extract tar files.

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