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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.

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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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