Re-Released: tar-1.34-2

Sat Jun 24 19:47:42 GMT 2023

GNU tar has been re-released at the latest upstream release 1.34 to fix
an problem with creating symlinks to non-existing targets.  Due to a
change in behaviour starting with Cygwin 3.4.7, the previous way of
dealing with this situation was no longer valid and an error was
propagated to the caller of tar.

ZStandard compression support is enabled in this release.


GNU Tar provides the ability to create tar archives, as well as various
other kinds of manipulation. For example, you can use Tar on previously
created archives to extract files, to store additional files, or to
update or list files which were already stored.

Initially, tar archives were used to store files conveniently on
magnetic tape. The name "Tar" comes from this use; it stands for tape
archiver. Despite the utility's name, Tar can direct its output to
available devices, files, or other programs (using pipes), it can even
access remote devices or files (as archives).


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