Updated: atool-0.39.0-1

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epamail.epa.gov
Wed Apr 18 18:06:00 GMT 2012

A new version of atool, 0.39.0-1, is available in the Cygwin distribution.
This is a new upstream release, that adds support for plzip, lbzip2, and
pigz compression.  You can read the upstream changelog at

atool is a script for managing file archives of various types (tar,
tar+gzip, zip, bzip2, rar, 7zip, ...).  atool is called under several

* aunpack extracts files from an archive. It overcomes the dreaded
"multiple files in archive root" problem by first extracting to a
unique subdirectory, and then moving back the files if possible.
aunpack also prevents local files from being overwritten by mistake.

* apack creates archives.

* als lists files in archives.

* acat extracts files to standard out.

* adiff generates a diff between archives.

* arepack converts between archive formats.

Home page: http://www.nongnu.org/atool/
License:   GPL

Andrew E. Schulman


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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