Updated: tar-1.34-1

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Tue Feb 16 21:12:41 GMT 2021

GNU tar has been updated to the latest upstream release 1.34.

ZStandard compression support is enabled in this release.


GNU Tar provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various
other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use Tar on previously
created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to
update or list files which were already stored.

Initially, tar archives were used to store files conveniently on
magnetic tape. The name "Tar" comes from this use; it stands for tape
archiver. Despite the utility's name, Tar can direct its output to
available devices, files, or other programs (using pipes), it can even
access remote devices or files (as archives).


GNU tar is affected by a bug of 32bit Cygwin that prevents the
extraction of symlinks where the target file does not yet exist (64bit
Cygwin does not have that bug).  To work around the issue you can either
install the latest Cygwin snapshot DLL or install version 1.32 of GNU
tar instead of the latest version until a new Cygwin package is


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