Steve Lawrence <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> tar is usually not the best archiving tool, as tends to deal poorly with
> symbolic links.  There are some examples of migrating a zone using both
> ufs (via pax) and zfs (via zfs send/recieve).

Please elaborate what you like to point to when using the term "tar"?

The Sun tar implementation has _security_ bugs related to archives that contain 
symbolic links but the same problem applies to the OpenGroup owned "pax" 
implementation currently found at /usr/bin/pax.

"star" on the other side has no known issues related to symbolic links.

What are you talking about?


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