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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: tar-1.17-1

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A new release of tar, 1.17-1, is available, moving 1.16.1-1 to the
previous version.

This is a new stable upstream release.  This release requires
cygwin-1.5.24 or later.  A list of changes from 1.16.1 extracted from the
NEWS file is below; see also /usr/share/doc/tar-1.17/.

GNU Tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate files
that are actually collections of many other files; the program provides
users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a large
amount of data.  Despite its name, that is an acronym of "tape archiver",
GNU Tar is able to direct its output to any available devices, files or
other programs, it may as well access remote devices or files.  The main
areas of usage for GNU Tar are: storage, backup and transportation.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'tar' from the
'Base' category (it should already be selected).

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version 1.17 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2007-06-08

* Fix archivation of sparse files in posix mode.  Previous versions padded
  sparse members with spurious zero blocks.
* Fix operation of --verify --listed-incremental.  Version 1.16.1 produced
  a full dump when both options were given.

* Fix --occurence.  In previous versions it continued scanning the archive
  even though all requested members has already been extracted.

* Scope of --transform and --strip-components options.

In addition to affecting regular archive members, the --transform
option affects hard and soft link targets and the --strip-components
option affects hard link targets as well. 

* End-of-volume script can send the new volume name to tar by writing
  it to the file descriptor stored in the environment variable `TAR_FD'.

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