Re: [mu ANNOUNCE] muLinux v7.0 is out

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Nov 10 1999 - 16:28:12 CET

Hello Vieira,

your entusiastic posts are for me a benefit.

On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 02:23:09AM -0200, Vieira Netto nicely wrote:
> Something extrange is happening about tar. I just followed instruction on
> Help/archiving. It says that -z is illegal:
> /# cat iptraf.tgz | gzip -dc | tar -zxf
> tar: illegal option -- z

You have to remove the z option, because the work is make by gzip, now.

> Usage: tar -c[bfvw] device block filename..
> tar -r[bvw] device block [filename...]
> tar -t[vf] device
> tar -u[bvw] device block [filename...]
> tar -x[flmovw] device [filename...]
> I just followed the instructions except a minus sign at the end of line.
> What is it for???

It mean "standard input"! Without the little minus sign, nothing works

                # tar -xf -

mean: extract (--> x), from file (--> f) stdin (--> -)


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 Would two negative ones do?"			-- Woody Allen
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