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Use portable file and member names. A name is portable if it contains only ASCII letters and digits, `/', `.', `_', and `-'; it cannot be empty, start with `-' or `//', or contain `/-'. Avoid deep directory nesting. For portability to old Unix hosts, limit your file name components to 14 characters or less.
If you intend to have your
tar archives to be read under
MSDOS, you should not rely on case distinction for file names, and you
might use the GNU
doschk program for helping you
further diagnosing illegal MSDOS names, which are even more limited
than System V's.
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