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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7
On 02/07/2010 11:10 AM, James Cloos wrote:
>>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Lord <kernel@teksavvy.com> writes:
>
> Mark> I just wish the GNU tar folk had the sense to combine -z and -j
> Mark> into a single flag.
>
> Try the -a flag:
>
> -a, --auto-compress use archive suffix to determine the compression program
>
> (Which does seem to be on by default, now, as mentioned in the other reply.)
>

For decompression it should use magic numbers, not filenames. For
compression, using filenames as a heuristic I guess makes sense.

-hpa

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H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.



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