testing - Section 6.11

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Apr 5 21:42:36 PDT 2005


I just noticed that glibc in Chapter 6 has the command:

tar xjvf /sources/glibc-linuxthreads-2.3.4.tar.bz2

Using tar with old bsd style options is depricated.  The tar info page says:

"Like short options, old options are single letters.

Old options are kept for compatibility with old versions of `tar'."

For educational purposes, there should be a dash before the options: -xjvf

   -- Bruce






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