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From: Dan Nuffer (dnuffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-11-29 11:26:08

Beman Dawes wrote:
> Yes, let's at least consider adding a boost_all.tar.gz. I'd like to build
> it with identical content to How complex a shell script is
> required? Can you point me to a Win32 version of a tar.gz encoder that is
> known to produce files maximally useful by unix/linux decoders? I'd need
> help from unix/linux users to test the resulting .tar.gz to make sure it
> does what it is supposed to do.
> --Beman

I think the best tar you could get on Win32 is the actual GNU tar and
gzip, the win32 versions are available in the Cygwin package available
Besides tar and gzip, you also get most of the standard unix utilities,
which makes using the command line on windows MUCH more enjoyable :-)

The last time I used it was over a year ago, and it works great, but the
installation wasn't very automated. Maybe it's improved by now.

--Dan Nuffer

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