Minor text updates for fluxbox and OOo

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 19:52:47 PDT 2006


DJ Lucas wrote:
> Andrew Benton wrote:
>> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>
>>> I thought about that. I really don't like `TAR ball'.  tarball in itself
>>> is pretty much slang.  What do you think of 'tar archive'?
>>
>>
>> Didn't tar originally mean tape archiver? So wouldn't that make a tar
>> archive a tape archiver archive?
>>
>> Andy
> 
> Glad to know I wasn't the only one thinking that.  I just bit my tounge
> on it and shouldn't have.

But tar is an application in itself.  Its not an acronym.  There is
always 'file in tar format' but that's a little cumbersome.  Sounds like
leaving it as a tarball is the way to go for now.  We might want to
consider a change if we ever wanted to publish a paper copy of BLFS.

  -- Bruce




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