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Re: tar(1) problem with long file names.

Jay Fenlason <hack_(_at_)_nerd-marrow_(_dot_)_com> wrote:

> GNU tar uses a variety of ugly hacks to get around the 100 (original
> tar) or 255 (ustar) character limit in file and path names.
> Unfortunatly, only gnu tar can correctly extract such archives.

Well, there are at least two independent implementations that can
extract this format (star and FreeBSD's new libarchive-based tar),
but yes, it is in questionable taste.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                          naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de