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Re: mssing packages for cygwin

Eric Blake wrote:
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According to Tom Lee on 9/30/2006 11:24 PM:
I don't undersand why "ls c:/test" works but not for
"tar cvf test.tar c:/test"

Because ls does not parse its arguments, but upstream tar treats c:/test as meaning open the file /test on the remote machine named c; and because I'm not in the mood to patch either ls or tar from what the upstream packages provide. For cygwin programs in general, POSIX paths will work, but you are lucky if DOS paths happen to work, since the point of cygwin is to provide a Linux emulation (aka POSIX-like behavior), and DOS paths are not supported in Linux.

And indeed there is no need to patch 'tar' since it supports the
'--force-local' flag.  Tom, I suggest you take a read through the
'tar' man page if you need further details.

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