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1 README for GNU paxutils
2 See the end of file for copying conditions.
3
4 * Introduction
5
6 GNU paxutils aims to provide:
7
8 1. tar implementation, replacing current GNU tar,
9 2. cpio implementation, replacing current GNU cpio,
10 3. pax implementation, conforming to POSIX standard.
11
12 All three implementations will be built around a common (presumably
13 shared) library.
14
15 See files HISTORY and TODO for the information about background of GNU
16 paxutils and its future plans.
17
18 * Interaction with GNU tar and cpio
19
20 Development of GNU paxutils evolves in sync with that of GNU tar
21 and cpio. New features of both projects are being moved to paxutils,
22 so that the project also serves as a code base repository for both tar
23 and cpio.
24
25 Each subdirectory in the repository that contains files required by
26 any of these projects, contains a file named DISTFILES that lists the
27 files to be exported from this subdirectory. Such file consists of a
28 list of filenames, each on a separate line. Empty lines and comments
29 (beginning with #) are allowed. Comments must occupy a separate line.
30
31 * Interaction with gnulib
32
33 File gnulib.modules contains a list of gnulib modules needed by
34 exportable paxutils files. The build system of both projects uses this
35 file to create a list of necessary gnulib modules.
36
37 A similar file, build-aux/gnulib.modules, contains a list of gnulib
38 modules needed by paxutils itself. It is used by build-aux/bootstrap
39 to bootstrap the package.
40
41 * Current status
42
43 Currently paxutils provides initial version of pax library, containing
44 internal buffering support. The 'paxtest' utility is provided for
45 testing the library.
46
47
48 * Copying
49
50 Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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52 Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
53 of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the
54 copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
55 thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn.
56
57 Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
58 of this document, or of portions of it,
59 under the above conditions, provided also that they
60 carry prominent notices stating who last changed them.
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