Sun Dec 28 03:51:00 GMT 2008
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A new release of tar, 1.21-1, is available, leaving 1.20-1 as the previous
version for those using cygwin 1.5. For those testing cygwin 1.7, 1.21-2
This is a new stable upstream release. Upstream release notes are
attached. See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/tar-1.20/.
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:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin tar maintainer
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