GNU emacs 21.2-4 packages available

Joe Buehler
Wed Aug 14 07:44:00 GMT 2002

Nicholas Wourms wrote:

> I can't believe there are people who still use cpio!  Is this a emacs 
> build thing or do you honestly prefer to use cpio?

I honestly prefer GNU cpio.

- Unlike tar, cpio has always been able to take a list of files on stdin.
- GNU cpio can unpack just about anything -- feed it into stdin
   and it figures it out.
- GNU cpio can create just about any format (-H option).

There is a note in GNU tar that it doesn't do POSIX format, so GNU cpio
and GNU tar may be out of sync on this, thus the repackaging.

Joe Buehler

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