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[Bug-tar] odd windows XP bug in tar

From: dan
Subject: [Bug-tar] odd windows XP bug in tar
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 21:42:14 +0000

  First thanks for all of the great GNU software... I am here to submit a bug 
which may or may not be a problem with GNU tar and may be a problem with the 
windows xp dos emulator I am not sure.

I ran into a very odd error while running GNU tar on windows XP under dos or 
the cmd.exe (dos emulator). The error must be incredibly rare since i only 
found one other post with similiar problems. I will first explain the error and 
then how it was fixed or resolved.

here is the one link that I found with the similiar GNU windows tar error
<a href="http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/98b/0492.htm";>tar error</a>

my error:
C:\dev\dsmayer\sandbox\exe>tar cvf tester.tar news
tar: Cannot add file news: No such file or directory (ENOENT)
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

news was a standard directory. the error we found was occuring because we were 
in the C:\dev\*.* directory apparently dev and aux (as the other user was 
having that error) are some sort of key words that screw up the program, I dont 
know why. I do know that moving tar.ext and my directory to a folder c:\temp or 
any other c:\*.*.\dsmayer\sandbox\exe and it would work. So if your having any 
erros similiar with GNU tar I suggest changing directories and seeing if that 
fixes your problems. Taring under cygwin in this directory worked fine it was 
only a problem when taring in dos. 

If you have any comments you can reach my post about this issue at:

Dan Mayer

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