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SubjectRe: I give up
On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>On Apr 10 2007 03:51, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>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.
>FreeBSD also seems to be quite "dynamic".
>/dev/da0 is (0,92) for the 'fixit shell' -- how about you?
I don't have such a beast here. Whats that supposed to do?

Cheers, Gene
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