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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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