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Re: [h-e-w] Installing Emacs 21.3

From: Dr Francis J. Wright
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Installing Emacs 21.3
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 10:37:26 +0100

From: "Richard M. Heiberger" <address@hidden>
To: "friedman_hill ernest j" <address@hidden>; "Jason Rumney"
Cc: <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Installing Emacs 21.3

> This is a fascinating byplay.  I am using cygwin and NTemacs.
> Here is the actual results
> /cygdrive/c/home/tmp$ tar xz < sun.tar.gz
> /cygdrive/c/home/tmp$ gunzip <sun.tar.gz | tar x
> /cygdrive/c/home/tmp$ gunzip <sun.tar.gz | tar xf -
> /cygdrive/c/home/tmp$ gunzip <sun.tar.gz | tar xf-
> tar: Old option `f' requires an argument.
> Try `tar --help' for more information.
> bash: [3272: 2] tcsetattr: Not a typewriter
> The first three work, the fourth does not.
> Rich

I find it much easier just to use

tar xzf whatever.tar.gz

which makes this whole issue of using "-" as an argument go away!  (This
works with Cygwin tar and gzip installed, but maybe not with other ports.)


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