Re: [dev] [sbase] [PATCH] tar: support -f - as stdin/out

From: Eivind Uggedal <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 22:35:52 +0200

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
<> wrote:
> On OpenBSD without "-f" tar opens /dev/rst0 or whatever TAPE is set to.

This was the main reason I created the patch. I ported OpenBSD pax/tar
and I'm using it now for my distro. Since it defaults to the tape dev
without -f- I have no way of transitioning to sbase tar without
rewriting my scripts. I could use the newly added -z/-j/-J flags, but
OpenBSD tar does not support -J so I have to xzdec -c | tar -xf-.
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