cheers. i found i had to touch /sdcard/clockworkmod/.hidenandroidprogress to get rid of the progressbar, and yeah i found the tar option which seems to just echo 'tar' > /sdcard/clockworkmod/.default_backup_format
looking forward to 6023, as i went back to 6012 after having problems with 6015. i tried konstat's 6014 but without touch it seems very pedestrian and my volume keys are a bit iffy these days and produce double-clicks sometimes.
p.s. sorry if i upset you on the 421 thread, i didn't mean to sound ungrateful to konstat, i guess i may have. no more posting after 2 bottles of bubbly.
There is still a problem, hopefully it will be fixed by next version. The kernel for JB clashes with the touch (it really requires a 3+ kernel) so while trying to fix that with patching the kernel itself i lost USB mounting somewhere along the way, probably about the same time i got sdcard, sd-ext mounting and full adb access working.
You weren't the only one who had a bit to drink and i was way out of line. My apologies for that.
Thing is, if i had noted that it was you who wrote it i probably wouldn't have responded like that anyway.
Regarding the recovery, it'll probably be a 18.104.22.168 release, at the moment it seems like the most promising to solve some of the issues i've been having.