Bug 173087 - pax(1) does not support the pax interchange format
Summary: pax(1) does not support the pax interchange format
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: standards (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-standards (Nobody)
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Reported: 2012-10-25 22:10 UTC by Nathan Weeks
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:29 UTC (History)
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Description Nathan Weeks 2012-10-25 22:10:00 UTC
pax(1) does not support the pax interchange format. Support is both useful (e.g., to get around the 8GB file size limit of the ustar interchange format) and required for conformance with SUSv3/SUSv4.


Ideally, use libarchive(3); although it would probably be more straightforward to implement the (partial) pax interchange support from Mac OS X pax:

How-To-Repeat: $ pax -x pax
pax: Unknown -x format: pax
pax: Known -x formats are: bcpio cpio sv4cpio sv4crc tar ustar
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:59:33 UTC
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