[PATCH] tar: updated help

Denys Vlasenko vda.linux at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 2 15:53:31 UTC 2020

Please use tabs.

If you use "--strip-components NUM" instead of "NUMBER", it'll line up
nicely for 3-tab columns.

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 7:05 PM Christophe Vidal
<christophe.vidal.82 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Here is a patch for tar that documents long options without a short option in --help
> Long options documented:
> --overwrite
> --lzma
> --strip-components
> --no-recursion
> --to-command
> --numeric-owner
> --no-same-permissions
> Minor reformatting is also included for alignment purposes.
> Inspired by GNU tar, I am proposing not to exhaustively list all the supported long options in the usage line, and instead replace them by a generic [OPTIONS]... placeholder, but open to other suggestions on this.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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