gnutar vs gtar ?

Joerg Schilling Joerg.Schilling at
Mon Dec 8 11:17:03 CET 2014

Riccardo Mottola <rmottola at> wrote:

> bash-4.3$ which gtar
> /opt/csw/bin/gtar
> bash-4.3$ which gnutar
> no gnutar in /opt/csw/bin /usr/bin /usr/ucb /etc .
> What's the situation at your place? Who is invoking "gnutar" ? It is not 
> something usual, I don't have gnutar on other platforms like NetBSD, but 
> gtar.

The star emulation for gtar is installed as "gnutar" it may be that a script is 
looking for it after it did not find "gtar".


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