[linux-elitists] cpio

Teh Entar-Nick nick@teh.entar.net
Fri Feb 20 22:32:03 PST 2004

begin  Karsten M. Self  quotation:
> Oh, and I suppos you're aware that both cpio and afio have some
> solid technical advantages (in storage format) over tar.  Yet they
> have a fraction of the use of tar.  Ever consider that?

	I like cpio's interface.  It feels much more like Unix.  It
takes find output on stdin and spits the resulting archive to stdout,
and so on.  

	My fingers think in tar, though.

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	-- Lewis Mumford


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