On 19.10.2012 12:17, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Arne Jansen <sensi...@gmx.net> wrote:
>>> Is this an attempt to create a competition for TAR?
>> Not really. We'd have preferred tar if it would have been powerful enough.
>> It's more an alternative to rsync for incremental updates. I really
>> like the send/receive feature and want to make it available for cross-
>> platform syncs.
> TAR with the star extensions that are also implemented by many other recent
> programs should do, what are you missing?
As said I've not done the research myself, but operations that come to mind
- partial updates of files
- sparse files
- punch hole
- referencing parts of other files as the data to write (reflinks)
- create snapshot
Do star support these operation? Are they part of any standard?
Also, are chmod/chown/set atime/mtime possible on existing files?
I'd be happy to find a well maintained receiver/format to send the
data in, this way I don't need to care about a cross-platform
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