Subject: Re: OT: tar compatible winsoftware
To: Wojciech Puchar <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/03/2002 16:22:28
Hi !

On Thu, 3 Jan 2002, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > tar works fine in CygWin 32, which is a port of the unix commandline tools to
> > Windows, gcc and stuff included in the biggest version. Look somewhere at the
> > RedHat site, you can download it there.
> >
> > gnu tar and gzip are included there.
> can this tar drive SCSI tape ?
> i have dos tar that can make .tar file, but can't write to tape

tar is no device driver, and device the Unix API to control devices is a _BIT_
different to the way Windows handles it. You can try it, CygWin does a lot of
stuff, and you can create some kind of /dev and things. But if it can really
address your SCSI tape... don't know.


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