Default tar for 1.3 and later

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue May 3 02:30:01 PDT 2005

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 11:13:06AM +0200, Hummel Tom wrote:
> Hi Joerg,
> >is there any objection to switch the default tar to BSD tar?
> >GNU tar will be kept, since some features for tape handling
> >and updating are missing in BSD tar, but the latter does a
> >better job for the normal use cases.
> which were the reasons for GNU in the first place?

GNU tar is the de-facto standard, sadly as it is.


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