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SubjectRe: I give up
On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 09, Dave Dillow wrote:
>> It's not /dev he's backing up -- its /home, /usr, and others. GNU tar
>> saves the device and inode numbers from the {,l}stat() call on each
>> file and decides it is a new file if either number changes from run to
>> run.
>So fix tar to not do silly things.
>Kernel major:minor numbers are not stable.

YOU Tell that to the tar/star people, they are flabbergasted that its not
stable. It apparently is for every other OS tar can be run on.

Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
All your people must learn before you can reach for the stars.
-- Kirk, "The Gamesters of Triskelion", stardate 3259.2
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