[R-SIG-Mac] Re: Two other questions

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Wed Dec 15 00:08:41 CET 2004

On Dec 14, 2004, at 11:56 PM, elijah wright wrote:

>>> contents using the command "zip -r9x". My guess is that the process 
>>> is similar under OS X, with the exception that tar is used instead 
>>> of zip. As a result, other than "c", "z", and "f", what flags do I 
>>> use with tar?
>> yes, exactly. "tar zcf xx.tgz path_to_xx_package". By default, .tgz 
>> is the extension for binary packages for R under OS X.
> do remember that the -z flag to tar is for the *gzip* algorithm, not 
> the Dos-world "pkzip" kind of format.
> if i didn't know this, the text above would be fairly ambiguous.
> --elijah

yes, the resulting archive is tar-gzipped.

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