Re: [dev] [sltar] Listed project idea to extend sltar with compression

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:17:43 +0100

On Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:15:21 +0300
Jalal Almutawa <> wrote:

Hey Jalal,

> As a newcomer who have seen the problems that your philosophy
> addresses myself, I took a look at ways to get involved, and saw this
> listed project idea to extend sltar with bzip2 and gzip functionality.

oh yeah, the project idea page needs a makeover. This has already been
done in sbase tar[0].
What do you guys think? Imho, we should get rid of sltar. Any

> I started to give it a shot, and then got a bit confused as to why
> this is required, since one can pipe the resulting tar to any
> compression tool instead of making sltar bigger by incorporating this
> functionality in the code. This will also leave the floor open to the
> users to pick the compression tool they like, instead of having to
> choose from bundled options.

That's exactly what we did in the end. :)




Laslo Hunhold <>
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