tar ball with illegal file names

Heribert Dahms heribert_dahms@icon-gmbh.de
Mon Jan 29 14:33:00 GMT 2001

Hi Earnie,

cute trick! I work on *ix long enough that I should
have remembered tar -O, but that obviously doesn't
preserve ownership, permissions and timestamps!

Bye, Heribert (heribert_dahms@icon-gmbh.de)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Earnie Boyd [SMTP:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com]
> Sent:	Monday, January 29, 2001 23:13
> To:	Dan Lipofsky
> Cc:	'cygwin@cygwin.com'
> Subject:	Re: tar ball with illegal file names
	[Heribert]  [snip]

> tar --to-stdout -xf foo.tar foo:bar > foobar
> Earnie
> P.S.: tar --help would have given a clue.

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