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Date:      Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:24:57 -0400
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Gary Aitken <freebsd@dreamchaser.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: tar xf foo -- how to restore symlink?
Message-ID:  <44sh7qvwly.fsf@be-well.ilk.org>
In-Reply-To: <9e435ffd-8997-74c7-9502-854a004ac5cc@dreamchaser.org> (Gary Aitken's message of "Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:00:13 -0600")
References:  <5ff313cf-6148-be90-0195-7d21f1f836ac@dreamchaser.org> <20180418063005.056e321d.freebsd@edvax.de> <9902b54d-4684-6ba6-a08b-f3d9504c1273@dreamchaser.org> <20180419160503.38e1aa75.freebsd@edvax.de> <9e435ffd-8997-74c7-9502-854a004ac5cc@dreamchaser.org>

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Gary Aitken <freebsd@dreamchaser.org> writes:

> Unfortunately, I'm not in control of generating the archive or the way
> it's fetched.  It's fetched via the ports system.  I'm going to punt on
> the project for now as I've got a better alternative.

Sounds like you aren't aware that our cpio(1) can extract tar files.



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