/usr/bin/tar on solaris 10.

My comment was incorrect.  I was referring to the preservation of hard links.
I need to investigate the status of this in the various verions of tar.


-Steve L.

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:59:10AM +0200, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> 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?
> J?rg
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