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Re: bug w/ 'tar' implementation
- From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at sonic dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 10:27:57 -0700
- Subject: Re: bug w/ 'tar' implementation
You know how that goes:
Patient: Doctor, doctor! It hurts when I go like this. [shows doctor
when it hurts]
Doctor: Don't do that.
Most Cygwin apps don't tolerate Windows path names (exceptions exist).
Use the provided "cygpath" command to translate between the various
path name syntaxes of Cygwin (POSIX) and Windows.
At 10:02 2003-05-07, Todd Gee wrote:
I'm encountering a bug w/ the current 'tar' command implementation in
it's parsing of Win-style paths (like other CYGWIN commands to).
Recreating this error is easy:
(assuming CYGWIN is installed in D:/cygwin and username is 'user' )
prompt> tar cf D:/cygwin/home/user/foo.tar *
tar: D\:/cygwin/home/user/foo.tar: Cannot open: I/O error
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
If anyone has any insight to this, please CC me on mail -- I'm not on
the 'cygwin' list. I'm not a C programmer and probably wouldn't be
of much help in fixing this....
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