[TUHS] dump(8) compatibility

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Feb 15 15:05:12 AEST 2010

Tar and cpio at least have a standard, well understood format. Dump  
was always only defined by the source.


On Feb 14, 2010, at 7:27 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com> wrote:

>> It used to be the case that dump was completely interchangeable
>> between the different BSDs, but software drift has rendered that not
>> the case anymore.
> Which is why we (BitKeeper guys) don't even trust cpio/tar/etc.   
> Wrote our
> own, works everywhere including windows.
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> Larry McVoy                lm at bitmover.com           http://www.bitkeeper.com
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