On Sunday 09 March 2008 23:52:59 Markus Klaschka wrote: > Hi, > I never used built-in bzip functionality of tar, but I like bzip2 more > than gzip, so I just searched and found following: > -j (c mode only) Compress the resulting archive with bzip2(1). > In extract or list modes, this option is ignored. Note that, unlike > other tar implementations, this implementation recognizes > bzip2 compression automatically when reading archives. > and > -y (c mode only) Compress the resulting archive with bzip2(1). > In extract or list modes, this option is ignored. Note that, unlike > other tar implementations, this implementation recognizes > bzip2 compression automatically when reading archives. > > what's going on there? > > I tested the -j option, works good. I created a file.tar.bz2 and like > the manpage describes, tar -cvf is enough to unpack the tarball,
you mean tar xvf > Is that a FreeBSD feature, how is it on other platforms? > Is bzip2 used, or is that build in as a tar? bsdtar != gtar In bsdtar -j (-y) indeed uses bzip2 to compress rather than gzip and upon unpacking it handles both tgz and tbz transparantly that's why you don't need to specify -j there (different from gtar IIRC). I think -j and -y are mainly there to be compatible with gtar but I'm not sure. Note that both bsdtar and bzip2 are in base and have been for a while so it seems like a logical feature for bsdtar. Knowing whether its a gzip or bzip2 compressed is easy to see from magic numbers. Cheers, Dan > > Cheers > > - > Markus Klaschka > MKDev - Markus Klaschka Development > http://www.mkdev.eu > > Spain: 0034 - 63 747 23 07 > UK: > 0044 - 750 910 2718 > Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Skype: mark-use > IRC: mark-use @ irc.freenode.net : #freebsd, ##security, #freebsd-src, > #bsdforen.de, #bsdgroup.de _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"