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carry-tape flames

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Date: Mon,  5 Oct 87 11:31:14 EDT
From: Communications Satellite <COMSAT@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Msg of Friday, 2 October 1987 17:25-EDT
Message-ID: <264725.871005@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>

FAILED: slug at R20.UTEXAS.EDU; Host appears to be permanently down or not accepting mail.
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Date: Fri,  2 Oct 87 17:25:58 EDT
From: David Vinayak Wallace <GUMBY@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>
Subject:  carry-tape
cc: slug@R20.UTEXAS.EDU,
In-reply-to: Msg of Fri 2 Oct 87 11:07 PDT from Christopher Garrigues <7thSon at SPAR-20.ARPA>
Message-ID: <264020.871002.GUMBY@AI.AI.MIT.EDU>

I find it somewhat bizarre that I would advocate anything which is
associated with unix, but...

The unix "tar" program gets this right.

There are several misfeatures of tar which could be fixed, but in
general theability to "copy this tree to tape and let me re-graft it
elsewhere" works great.
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