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Date:      Sun, 20 Nov 2011 14:56:30 -0500
From:      William Bulley <>
To:        Thomas Mueller <>
Subject:   Re: where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
Message-ID:  <>

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According to Thomas Mueller <> on Sun, 11/20/11 at 05:46:
> It looks like tar in extraction mode automatically recognizes xz
> compression in the file to be extracted from.
> Section from the man page for tar in FreeBSD 9.0-RC1:
>      -J, --xz
>              (c mode only) Compress the resulting archive with xz(1).  In
>              extract or list modes, this option is ignored.  Note that, unlike
>              other tar implementations, this implementation recognizes XZ com-
>              pression automatically when reading archives.

You see?  That just goes to show you...   ;^)

The above section is missing from my 8.2-STABLE platform tar(1) man page.
The whole problem is my trying to "get there from here" - which was what
started this thread...  :-)



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