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39.3. GNU tar Sampler

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GNU tar has plenty of features; some people would say "too many." I don't agree. GNU tar has features I wish I'd had for years in more "standard" versions. This article lists my favorites. For a complete list, check the info documentation for tar.

One caution about GNU tar: it creates ANSI-format tar archives. Extracting one of these archives with the old V7 tar can cause warning messages like "tar: unexpected EOF." But, of course, GNU tar has an option to create old-format archives: - -old-archive.

--JP and TOR

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