Fri Aug 19 13:57:00 GMT 2005
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A new release of tar, 1.15.1-2, is available.
This is a new upstream release, with a new maintainer. Upstream changes
since the previous version, 1.13.25-7, are listed below, and can be found
Additionally, for text files managed by tar (such as incremental listings,
as opposed to actual binary tar files), this version no longer forces \r\n
line endings on binary mounts. Also, it is now possible to use file lists
that have managed mount filenames including \r by using the --null option.
The testsuite passes for both binary and text mounts, so please report
any problems caused by this change.
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 http://cygwin.com/ 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).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest
to you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing
list is the appropriate place.
(new) volunteer cygwin tar maintainer
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