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Date:      Sun, 20 Nov 2011 07:34:06 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
Message-ID:  <4EC8AD6E.9000305@infracaninophile.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20111119223633.GD13594@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>
References:  <20111119223633.GD13594@itcom245.staff.itd.umich.edu>

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On 19/11/2011 22:36, William Bulley wrote:
> Possible, but unlikely.  Plus I doubt that 'tar -tvf base.txz' without =
a
> pipe having an "xzcat(1)" in front of the "tar(1)" command.  Maybe ther=
e
> is an "xz" option for tar(1) during extraction mode, but my tar(1) man
> page doesn't list any, sigh...  It does list -y and -z options for othe=
r
> compression/decompression modes, hmmm....   :-(

bsdtar(1) -- accept no substitutes.  Well, actually, it's libarchive
which bsdtar is built on top of.  It automatically recognizes most
compression formats and most types of data archive -- including a few
that you probably wouldn't have thought of in that context.  Try running
it against a .iso CDRom image.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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