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[Bug-tar] Tar v1.13 and Windows XP

From: Jim Ekleberry
Subject: [Bug-tar] Tar v1.13 and Windows XP
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 16:10:42 -0600

Following are a few observations from using GNU Tar v1.13 with Windows XP Service Pack 1.
1. Access to stdout is not allowed therefore using -O or -f - is not possible and causes the program to terminate.  This prevents any form of piping (e.g. to gzip) from being used.
2. When archives created on a Windows XP system are extracted to a UNIX/Linux system, directories do not maintain the X in their permissions and become inaccessible.  All directories are then required to be chmod'ed to add the X to their permissions to be usable.
I hope that the information above is of some use to you in making this great program even better.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions regarding the above or if you would like any additional information.

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