Re: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?

Subject: Re: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?
From: Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:56:58 -0700

> [...] the only issue I can see with using "untar" [...]

Untar makes perfect sense to me.

However, where do you draw the line about which tools to use as a verb? It sounds like tar and zip are on the short list. But what about: gz, tgz, bzip2, rar, 7z, XZ, lzma, as well as platform-centric cousins like: cab, jar, apk, xpi, etc? They come and go over the years.


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Follow-Ups:

References:
Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Jeff Scattini
Re: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: Is "untar" an acceptable verb?: From: Sarah Lee Hauslinger

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