Cygwin tar1.16.1 - stdout/stdin behaviour on windows
Wed Jul 11 00:44:00 GMT 2007
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According to kavitha Bhasker -X (kbhasker - Infosys at Cisco) on 7/10/2007
> Iam using the Cygwin Tar version 1.16.1 on an Windows NT Server , I have
> the following dll's copied to the same path as the tar.exe
> From cygwin/1.5.24-2 : cygiconv-2.dll cygintl-8.dll
As Larry pointed out, manually copying .dlls like this is unsupported;
this list recommends a proper cygwin installation using setup.exe. Not to
mention that you should upgrade - I no longer support 1.16.1 on this list,
now that 1.18 is the latest official cygwin version.
> Iam able to run the command : tar --forcelocal -cvf C:\\temp.tar
> C:\\temp successfully.
Define 'successfully'. You used DOS paths, and backslashes, neither of
which are the cygwin way. In tar, the : in the file name is treated as a
remote host designator (ie, find the file \temp.tar on the remote host C),
not a drive letter. And \ is not portable; you should be using /.
tar --forcelocal -cvf /cygdrive/c/temp.tar /cygdrive/temp
> However, am not able to tar -tvf on the file.Just gives blank response.
> I cannot even open the .tar file created using winzip. Says Invalid Tar
winzip is pathetic in its treatment of tar files. You will have better
luck using tar than winzip for properly extracting files from a tar archive.
> Command 2) Just does not see to like stdin and refuses to extract the
> file to the local directory
probably because you weren't using posix paths.
> Please help.Is there any known issue with cygwin tar and stdout/stdin
> behaviour on windows?
tar works just fine for me under cygwin, when used properly.
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteer cygwin tar maintainer
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