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SubjectRe: Booting a modular kernel through a multiple streams file (H. Peter Anvin)  wrote on 23.12.01 in <a0439g$7a5$>:

> Pax is just a single utility which does cpio and tar.

Well, pax is in POSIX 2001. Neither tar nor cpio are.

Of course, pax is specified to be able to work with both tar and cpio
formats. And a new extended tar format which is what you get when you try
to stuff a completely different format into tar.

MfG Kai
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