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Author larry
Recipients Ankur.Ankan, berker.peksag, brandon-rhodes, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, kyle, larry, lars.gustaebel, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2013-03-19.10:06:54
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Modern tar programs don't need to be told the compression method--they infer it.  If they can do it in C, we can do it in Python.  So we should simply omit the "-bz2" stuff.

As for what the interface should look like, I'm definitely in favor of it looking like tar.  unzip has the same interface on different platforms; so does 7zip, so does unrar.  I think it's reasonable to expect that tar would take the same interface on different platforms.  We don't need to coddle Windows users here.  We're already expecting them to be sophisticated enough to handle the EOL conversion we're not doing for them.
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