Updated: tar-1.25-1

Eric Blake (cygwin) eblake@redhat.com
Sat Sep 22 04:28:00 GMT 2012

A new release of tar, 1.26-1, is available, leaving 1.25-1 as the
previous version.

This is a new upstream release.  Upstream release notes are attached.
See also the upstream documentation in /usr/share/doc/tar/.

GNU Tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate
files that are actually collections of many other files; the program
provides users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a
large amount of data.  Despite its name, that is an acronym of "tape
archiver", GNU Tar is able to direct its output to any available
devices, files or other programs, it may as well access remote devices
or files.  The main areas of usage for GNU Tar are: storage, backup and

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. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'tar'
from the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).

Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations.  This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin tar maintainer

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version 1.26 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2011-03-12

* Bugfixes

** Fix the --verify option, which broke in version 1.24.

** Fix storing long sparse file names in PAX archives.

** Fix correctness of --atime-preserve=replace

tar --atime-preserve=replace no longer tries to restore atime of
zero-sized files.

** Work around POSIX incompatibilities on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Tru64

** Fix bug with --one-file-system --listed-incremental

When invoked with these two options, tar 1.25 would add only the
top-level directory to the archive, but not its contents.
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