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Re: bug w/ 'tar' implementation

On Wed, 7 May 2003, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> Chris,
> At 10:33 2003-05-07, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 10:27:57AM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > >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.
> >
> >True, but this isn't even that issue, however.  "man tar" is informative
> >on how tar treats the files with colons which are arguments to -f or
> >--file.
> Man tar? I have all of Cygwin installed, but there's no man page for "tar."
> But then, "tar --help" produces 132 lines of help text. The only thing
> it says about arguments that contain colons is this:
>        --force-local              archive file is local even if has a colon
> Is my installation damaged in missing the man page for tar?
> [snip]
> Randall Schulz


FWICS, GNU tar doesn't come with a man page at all (i.e., there is not
even a rule in the doc/Makefile to create one).  I'm now wondering where
the Linux manpage for tar comes from...
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