Re: [hackers] [PATCH] tar: if first argument doesn't have a leading dash, prepend one

From: Quentin Rameau <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 20:02:23 +0200

> Every other tar implementation I've looked at supports either both
> dash-less argument, and arguments with dashes, or only dash-less
> argument. sbase tar is the only tar that only supports arguments with a
> dash, so to use tar as portably as possible, one has to not have a dash
> with the argument, and sbase tar should be made to accept that style of
> argument to fit with the more portable usage.

Yes, the more portable usage being the one specified buy the standard
utility guidelines as it is specified and supported by every
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