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From: Gennadiy E. Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-16 15:55:26

--- In boost_at_y..., Glen Knowles <gknowles_at_c...> wrote:
> > > Will this also support:
> > > tar xvf something.tar
> >
> > Personally, I wouldn't worry about supporting this format. tar is
> > about the only program in the universe that uses it.
> Tar may not be the best example, but the concept of concatenating
> command flags togather as a single argument is very common. As an
> every command line compiler I've ever encountered allows it.
Perhaps I
> should have written my tar example as:
> tar -xvf something.tar

That should be an acceptable syntax also.

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