Please forgive me if this is all due to my newbie status. I HAVE RTFM!, and that is essentially my problem.
I use tar daily, to make a file-backup of /usr/home. I put a tape in the dat (DDS3) drive before I go to bed, and in the morning put it into the 30 day rotation box. I have recently moved from Linux, to FreeBSD. And pretty much copied my scripts from the old Linux box to the new BSD one. A veritable joy I might add! AThis is so much better!!! I went nuts, and got tar'ed and feathered with TAR. I have always used tar with the -M option (--multi-volume) which allows you to span more than one tape on a big ta archiver; but you won't find this -M option in BSD's TAR! Nor will you find a proper man page, for BSD's port of gtar (gnutar) which I THIINK is equivalent to Linux's tar. What I ended up doing is a BADF HACK! I copyiny my old linux tar.1.gz manpage to gtar on my new system. HOWEVER, this man page from my old Linux system may, or may not not be correct, given the fact that BSD giggers the makefile with it's own patches for every "make install", and when you make gtar from "/usr/ports/archivers/gtar" you do NOT get a manpage! BAD! BAD! BAD! Bug??? The differences between bsdtar, and gnutar are quite IMMENSE! Being a stickler, and constant user of, proper documentation, I am just a bit lost here! Help! Bob _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"