Default tar for 1.3 and later

Raphael Marmier raphael at
Tue May 3 02:43:16 PDT 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
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.

no more path length limitation in bsd tar?


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