Updated: tar-1.15.1-3

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Thu Dec 22 13:51:00 GMT 2005


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A new release of tar, 1.15.1-3, is available.

NEWS:
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This is a minor bugfix release.  Tar has never allowed updating a
compressed archive (such as using -r and -z together), but in 1.15.1-2 it
was aborting instead of printing a useful message.  Also, tar now no
longer tries to use the dirent.d_ino field, since it was only ever valid
on Win9x and is being removed from cygwin 1.5.19.

DESCRIPTION:
============
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.

UPDATE:
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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).

DOWNLOAD:
=========
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

QUESTIONS:
==========
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

- --
Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin tar maintainer

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