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Re: support for translators in tar

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: support for translators in tar
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 20:20:49 +0200
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>> > When 'tar' saves a translator, it must also save the file or
>> > directory underlying the translator, in case the translator wants
>> > to access it when run.  The underlying node can be opened with
>> Do not forget, translators maybe stacked.
> That's not really relevant in the case of tar.  If we are following
> the translator, we follow all the way down, as it were.  If not, we
> just record the top one.

I do not understand why.  Can you elaborate a bit?

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