[OT] tar command

Mac macdroid53 at gmail.com
Thu May 5 00:00:03 UTC 2011

tar has been around for as long as *ux.

So it's had plenty of time to mature.

As with many of the vintage *ux cammand line utilities it can be cryptic
and not necessarily intuitive to use.


On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 01:44 +0200, Ralf wrote:
> Does anybody know something about tar?
> Very interesting, I deleted a broken Maverick-Natty-Upgrade-Install by
> # rm -r *, then I copied a backup archive and restored Maverick from the
> backup by tar xzf *, restoring Maverick takes between 3 and 4 minutes
> only.
> How is this possible?
> The restored Maverick seems to be ok, at least Email etc. is ok, the
> size, 6.76 GiB is correct.
> An amazing voodoo trick.
> I didn't know that it's that fast.

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