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Re: bug w/ 'tar' implementation

On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 02:39:56PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Wed, May 07, 2003 at 11:05:00AM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>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
>>Man tar? I have all of Cygwin installed, but there's no man page for "tar."
>Ok.  I checked this on linux not cygwin and cygwin doesn't have a man page.
>Apologies if I confused anyone.  The man page is much clearer than the info
>FWIW, this has been discussed in this mailing list on many occasions.  A
>mailing list search would unearth me pointing to the documentation in
>the past and probably people providing specific help as well.

(and I'm not suggesting that Randall should have done this just that it is
always useful to search before posting)


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