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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar.exe opens a console window when run from the scrip

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar.exe opens a console window when run from the script
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 11:36:50 +0200

Venkatesan <address@hidden> wrote:

>     Thanks for the quick reply. One more question, I tried to run the
> tar.exe in Win 98 (which has Msvcft.dll) It does not work. It said
> "C:\PROGRA~1\INSTAL~1\TAR.EXE: foo: Could not change access and modifica
> tion times: Permission denied" Am I missing something here?

It seems to be a windows-related issue. I don't run windows, so I cannot
help you with this. Maybe someone else on the list can.

> <Venkatesan> Say for example, if you run any java application using the java
> command to run any application from the script it will open a command window
> and run, but instead if you use javaw it will not open any window it will
> run silently at the background. Is there any way to run the tar.exe this
> way?
> </Venkatesan>

Again, it's a windows-related issue.
> <Venkatesan> I already tried this -C directory option, but this option
> understands only the subdirectory from the current directory. Say for
> <Venkatesan> I am using tar dowonoaed from this link.
> http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/tar.htm. And seems there is no

This version is very outdated. The latest tar version is 1.15.1.


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