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How is this article related to OS development? --Love4boobies 16:01, 31 May 2012 (CDT)

I assume the original author is using it as a ramdisk format... It's probably close to the best choice of format if you want to use a tool that's part of any default Linux install (or if you have any archiver that's more sane than windows explorer). - Combuster 17:44, 31 May 2012 (CDT)
Using "What links here" from the sidebar toolbox is helpful in cases like this. This article is indeed linked from Initrd; topical, and helpful IMHO. -- Solar 04:06, 1 June 2012 (CDT)

There is potential cause for confusion here. This page does not detail the format of Unix TAR archives, as readers may intuitively expect. While similar, this page seems, from my perspective, to detail the design of such archive formats. Perhaps rename this article, and create a new one for the Unix TAR standard (currently USTAR). -- CWood 20:18, 27 December 2013 (GMT)

  • It looks like a decent tutorial for reading a tar format initrd, except obviously conforming to an older tar standard with the 100 character path limit. I intend to investigate, to add such notes as are necessary, and move it to the tutorials category. (How on Earth did it get into OS theory?) Eekee 13:55, 28 January 2019 (CST)
    • Done. This page does document the format of Unix TAR archives up to a point, including ustar. It just documents a common subset of the format. Eekee 07:00, 5 February 2019 (CST)
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