tar ball with illegal file names

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Mon Jan 29 15:36:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 05:23:27PM -0600, Mumit Khan wrote:
>I had considered a "translation table" that will map illegal names to
>something that will be understood by underlying OS when extracting the
>archive, and creating a "map" file in each directory that will contain
>the translation to the original name.  When creating the archive, the
>map file will do the reverse translation.  I did patch cvs to do this
>back in B19 days, but who knows where that code is.  Does this sound
>like something worthwhile?  fyi, gcc implements a very similar
>mechanism, using a map file named header.gcc.

I think that DJGPP already has something like this, actually.  Did you
adapt it from DJGPP by any chance?


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