[tex-live] Query about 'tar' and some windows/linux scripts

Pablo Alfonso González Luengo pablgonz at educarchile.cl
Thu Nov 15 21:43:10 CET 2018

I understand your point of view, I think using the tools of the
operating system (if they are available) is the best. In the specific
case of "tar" is based on "bsdtar" (http://libarchive.org/) and "curl"
is taken directly from (https://curl.haxx.se/) ... and a couple of
more megas or a couple of megabytes less ... even with the capacity of
current disks ... it always makes a difference

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