In the last episode (Sep 26), Bob said: > 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!
Hey, don't blame us! If you look at the extracted tar-1.15.1 directory, you'll note that they don't even /provide/ a manpage, so there's not much we can do here. :( You'll have to use the info docs, or do as you did and copy an older gnutar manpage from another system. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"