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Re: support for translators in tar

From: Kalle Olavi Niemitalo
Subject: Re: support for translators in tar
Date: 13 Sep 2001 11:24:04 +0300

Miles Bader <miles@lsi.nec.co.jp> writes:

> Kalle Olavi Niemitalo <kon@iki.fi> writes:
> > Now, where does the first translator save the second passive
> > translator so that it will survive reboots?  It doesn't fit in
> > the metadata of the underlying node.
> Why should tar worry about that?  It seems both unnecessary and contrary
> to the way tar generally works.

Aagh -- I was trying to explain why it shouldn't!  But now that I
reread my message, I see I focused too much on how tar eventually
saves stacked passive translators and didn't emphasize that it's
the user's responsibility to tell tar which files to back up.

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