I just published a new star version that amongst others includes
a GNU tar emulation based on the star library code.
This Program is called 'gnutar' but may be renamed into 'tar' or 'gtar'
too. I would be interested to know if this program covers what people
do with GNU tar on a daily base (in case they use GNU tar).
The advantage before the GNU tar is that it understands non-standard GNU tar
archives but by default creates POSIX.1-1990 archives. If you like to create
GNU tar archives because you need long path names that cannot be understand
by the receiving system that might only run GNU tar, call 'gnutar -Hgnutar ...'
to tell it to create GNU tar archives.
From my point of view, the emulations are now complete. There is:
star Of course this is the base. It gives the most complete command line
interface. Use it whenever you like to have one command with all
spax An archiver with SUSv2 compliant command line and POSIX.1-2001 compliant
archive format features.
scpio A SUSv2 archiver with 99% of all SVr4 add ons.
suntar An emulation of the 'tar' program on Solaris. It reads tar archives
with Sun extensions and writes any archive type that is supported by
gnutar a GNU tar emulation based on star.
URL: http://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/usr/schilling ftp://ftp.berlios.de/pub/schily