On Thursday 14 September 2006 01:21, Kevin Brunelle wrote:
> As for the GNU tools, yes most sysadmins use some of them (although not
> always).  I know that BSD tar handles gzip and bzip2 just fine ( -z and -j
> respectively).  So I know I wouldn't download gtar just for that feature.

In fact, as I discovered a few days ago (after all, how often does one read 
tar(1)'s manpage?), you only need to use -z and -j when creating a tar 
archive. bsdtar(1) recognises bzip2 and gzip compression on reading an 
archive and handles them automatically.

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