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Comment: Re:tarballs (Score 1) 569

by oe1kenobi (#29383919) Attached to: Which Filesystem Do You Use On Portable Media For Linux Systems?
I'm guessing the tarball gets around the "permissions are whiped-out" issue, and as the GP mentions, this is only for moving files from one *nix machine to another (not playing files off of the external drive). Seem pretty straight-forward to me. It just doesn't address the permissions problem when playing files directly off of the drive.

Wasn't there something about a PASCAL programmer knowing the value of everything and the Wirth of nothing?

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