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Re: Dracut now has a wiki page in the Fedora wiki...



Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 10:43:34 +0100,
>   Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
>>
>> but it's actually a lot less trouble to just do:
>>
>> "tar xf dracut-$version.tar.bz2"
>>
>> which auto-detects the archive type. It's much easier to just let
>> it be handled by autodetection, and only bother specifying the
>> archive type manually if the autodetection trips up.
>
> How long has that feature been there?

A good while.  From the tar NEWS file:

    version 1.15 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2004-12-20

    * Compressed archives are recognised automatically, it is no
    longer necessary to specify -Z, -z, or -j options to read them.
    Thus, you can now run `tar tf archive.tar.gz'.

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