tar cygwin64/ from old to new computer?

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Tue Nov 27 15:34:00 GMT 2018

On 11/27/2018 10:12 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Gilbert St. Firmin!
>> On: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:08:35 +0100,
>> Hans-Bernhard Bröker <HBBroeker at t-online dot de> wrote:
>> You're overlooking a chicken-and-egg problem there: your new computer has
>> no 'tar' to unpack that file.
>> Could the native Windows version of 7-zip be used on both old and new
>> computers?  Also, perhaps the Windows Image Format (WIM) could be used
>> instead, presuming UUIDs would not be an issue if both computers shared
>> identical machine names and accounts.
>> Just curious.
> Don't be, just install Cygwin the recommended way.
> The task of system administrator is to solve problems, not to create them.
> And trying to circumvent regular installation process is sure asking for
> trouble one way or another.

In other words, try it, if it works for you great, if it doesn't don't 
come here with your problems until you've attempted the described process.

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