TAR on 3b1

Forrie Aldrich forrie at morwyn.UUCP
Thu Jun 27 09:29:20 AEST 1991

I have the development set 3.51 installed... in many messages and so 
forth on the net, I have seen the tar command invoked as:

	zcat file.tar.Z | tar xvf -

whereby it doesn't require you to uncompress the file first before 
extracting it's contents.  Well, after many trials, I cannot seem 
to get the 3b1 tar command to cooperate with this approach, and I 
wonder if anyone out there has a solution to this issue.

I tried to get the GNU tar command to compile on this machine with
absolutely no luck, so that's out (unless someone else got lucky).

It's a real pain to have to uncompress LARGE files first in order
to extract the contents...  if you know what I mean.




Forrest Aldrich, Jr.|   (a reliable path here someday)   |forrie at morwyn.UUCP
                    |           <email paths>            | 
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS|  uunet!virgin!unhtel!morwyn!forrie |Graphic Illustration
                   \___ PO Box 1541 - Dover, NH  03820 ___/                   

More information about the Comp.sys.3b1 mailing list