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Re: [Bug-tar] Make PAX archive

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Make PAX archive
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:48:41 +0200

Hi Zachary,

> (http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2015-08/msg00012.html) I
> submitted a patch to make PAX archives binary identical on each run by
> default (rather than embedding the PID as the standard requests)
> unless POSIXLY_CORRECT is set.

Apparently I overlooked that. My sincere apologies.

> Will you please indicate that you'll accept this patch?

Not in its current state. In particular, calling getenv before
generating each header is an overkill. Another point is that
the patch for the docs doesn't mention POSIXLY_CORRECT and its

But overall, I like the idea.


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