[PATCH] have tar with GNU extensions use base-256 encoding for large fields

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Thu May 5 04:10:22 UTC 2011


On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 09:11:35PM +0200, Denys Vlasenko wrote:
> All this trouble just for the single one case where we store time?
> 
> It's much easier to just add statbuf->st_mtime >= 0 ? statbuf->st_mtime : 0
> there.

Agreed. Negative time is generally considered bogus. I don't see why
lots of code should be spent supporting it.

Rich


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