GNU Tar updated to v1.20
June 22, 2008 by Mark Dodel
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++
Paul Smedley has updated GNU Tar for OS/2 and eComStation to v1.20.
"The Tar program 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).
Additional information about the project, including links to the project
development page and file downloads, is available from the GNU software
directory. http://www.gnu.org/directory/tar.html "
Download GNU Tar v1.20 http://download.smedley.info/tar-1.20-os2.zip
REQUIRES: libc063.dll - ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.zip
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