Default tar for 1.3 and later

Miguel Filipe miguel.filipe at
Tue May 3 03:43:01 PDT 2005

On 5/3/05, Hummel Tom <tom at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >       Keeping both will only produce a confused user.  If we are to keep
> >       both of them, some type of information needs to be given about the
> >       missing features.
> I can't see anything wrong with using BSD tar as /bin/tar and GNU tar as
> /bin/gnu_tar or something.

I use the name "gtar" on my solaris systems for the gnu tar, and tar
for the original one..

> A Wikipedia page for example could provide clarification on that matter.
> tom

Best regards

Miguel Sousa Filipe

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