The tardy program is a tar(1) post-processor. It may be used to manipulate the file headers in tar(5) archive files in various ways.
Release Notes: Tardy now supports BZ2 and XZ compression on input and output.
Release Notes: The tardy(1) command is now more tolerant of tar(5) archives that contain regular files labeled LD_DIRECTORY instead of LD_NORMAL.
Release Notes: Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> discovered that the V7 tar output was using an incorrect link flag when writing file headers for directories, causing pax(1) and star(1) to complain. Thomas <email@example.com> discovered that the BSD tar output was using an incorrect link flag when writing file headers for directories, causing mc(1) and Xarchiver(1) to complain. Dagobert Michelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> discovered a build problem on systems without the strverscmp(3) function.
Release Notes: cpio(5) and ar(1) archives can now be read and written. libexplain is used for improved error messages.
Release Notes: Several build problems have been fixed.