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    Re: Don't you think TAR is obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevdog View Post
    Sorry I did mispeak about the open source comment -- so I do apologize. I did however run across the interesting article discussing the merits/pitfalls of various compression algorithms.

    http://linuxgazette.net/162/lindholm.html


    Also how is 7zip open source compliant if only a portion of the source code is released under the GPL? I'm really kind of confused about that statment. What part of 7zip isn't GNU LGPL compliant?
    The RAR plugin, because its a plugin it gets away with it

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    Re: Don't you think TAR is obsolete?

    zip is the best format.

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    Re: Don't you think TAR is obsolete?

    Isn't there enough things to fix out there rather than try to find a solution to a solution that isn't broke?

    Why tar? because its versatile, compressible by several compression tools, widely supported by many, many operating systems, versatile with shell piping a.k.a. very, very scrip table, just about EVERY backup application in the industry can (and does) use it with some sort of additional compression, just because tar means Tape Archive, doesn't mean you have to put it on tape... If you like zip, zip a tar file and get over it.
    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Don't you think TAR is obsolete?

    .TAR is part of .DEB

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