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Hi, people!

The :code:`contrib/` directory of the |package| distribution contains
a few miscellaneous tools, ports, or such things, which have
been collected here and there, a bit randomly, for your possible
entertainment or use.

Beware that nothing here is supported by the |package| maintainer, you
might have to contact the authors directly to get support.  There is no
guarantee that any file in this directory will still exist in subsequent
releases.  Finally, there is no guarantee either that I will accept to
include contributions, unless I find them very good or very small.  But
I'm quite willing to give URL pointers to other tools, right here!

Included files

To the best of my knowledge, all included files are free, and already
available widely by other means.  I did not collect any kind legalistic
papers proving that the contained material is indeed free.  In case of a
dispute, or at the mere request of the author, I'll quickly remove any
dubious material.  So, do not consider the files here as being as *safe*
as the things you usually get from the Free Software Foundation.

Please drop me a note about what you found to be useful, in here, to
help me at deciding what should be kept and what should go away.

  + cpio.1
  + mt.1
  + tar.1

    Previous :code:`man` pages for :code:`cpio` and :code:`mt` from
    the :code:`cpio` distribution, and another :code:`man` page for
    :code:`tar` by Rick P. C. Rodgers <rodgers@nlm.nih.gov>.

  + src-makefile.go3
  + lib-makefile.go3
  + config.sta
  + config.go3

    Previous DOS port of version 1.11.8 for GO32, by Yasushi Suzudo.

External pointers

  + Amanda

    A fully featured and fairly speedy network parallel backup system,
    including automatic tape management, and sophisticated scheduling::

      James da Silva <jds@cs.umd.edu> (unsupported)
      Alexandre Oliva <oliva@dcc.unicamp.br>
      amanda-announce@cs.umd.edu, amanda-announce-request@cs.umd.edu
      amanda-users@cs.umd.edu, amanda-users-request@cs.umd.edu
      amanda-hackers@cs.umd.edu, amanda-hackers-request@cs.umd.edu

  + afbackup

    An alternate networking backup system, able to split huge partitions
    onto many tapes and dump Solaris' ACLs.  Uses its own archiving
    format.  Debian has put it on their distribution::

      Albert Flügel <af@muc.de>

  + Colburn pax

    Mark H. Colburn <markcol@jhereg.com> created a :code:`pax` program
    in 1989.  The 1.1 version was published in comp.sources.unix, volume
    17.  From a 2.0 OS/2 port, Ian Stewartson made 2.1 and is working on
    version 2.2::

      Ian Stewartson <IanStewartson@dial.pipex.com>

  + star

    A :code:`tar` rewrite, flexible, and especially fast while writing
    tapes.  It is advertised as able to read and produce almost any
    :code:`tar` format::

      Joerg Schilling <js@cs.tu-berlin.de>

  + tar LFS

    This is a patched :code:`tar` for files larger than 2 GB on 32-bit hosts.
    Tested on HP-UX 10.20 and Solaris 2.6.  It is based on version 1.12.

      Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com>

  + XTar

    This Motif program browses through tar archives (optionally compressed)
    and views and extracts individual files or directories::

      Richard Turnbull <rik@csc.liv.ac.uk>

  + zip

    :code:`zip` is an archiver tool which compresses files individually, and
    which is quite popular on smaller systems, and even on Unices by now.


  + Torture-testing

    Elizabeth Zwicky <zwicky@corp.sgi.com>, or maybe
    <zwicky@usenix.org>, documents a series of torture tests on a number
    of Unix backup programs (including tar 1.10) in her fascinating

      Elizabeth D Zwicky
      "Torture-testing Backup and Archive Programs:
        Things You Ought to Know But Probably Would Rather Not"
      pp.181-189 in
      USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) V
      conference proceedings (30 Sept - 3 Oct 1991, San Diego)


       1993-06-25 analyse-backups.ps.Z
       1993-06-25 analyse-backups.tex.Z
       1994-04-30 question-bibliography
       1993-07-04 suns+others.dvi.Z
       1993-07-04 suns+others.ps.Z
       1993-07-04 suns+others.tex.Z
       1994-04-30 torture-results


       1991-10-31 how-to-torture.Z
       1991-10-05 mod-gnu-diff.tar.Z
       1991-10-05 torture.perl.Z
       1993-07-04 torture.ps.Z

Non-Unix ports or alikes

Please mailto:paxutils-bugs@iro.umontreal.ca if you are aware of various
ports to non-Unix systems not listed here, or for corrections.  Please
provide the goal system, a complete and stable URL, the maintainer name
and address, the paxutils version used as a base, and your comments.

  + Amiga

      + ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/amiga/aminet/util/arc/GNUtar-1.11.8.lha::

          Maintained by Enrico Forestieri mailto:enrico@com.unipr.it .
          Based on tar 1.11.8.

      + ftp://ftp.ninemoons.com/pub/ade/current/amiga-bin/tar-1.11.8-bin.lha::

          Maintained by the ADE group mailto:fnf@fishpond.ninemoons.com .
          Based on tar 1.11.8, needs ixemul.library.

      + ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/amiga/aminet/util/arc/gnutar.lha::

          Uploaded by mailto:mscheler@wuarchive.wustl.edu .

  + DEC alpha (NT)

      + ftp://ftp.cs.washington.edu/pub/ntemacs/utilities/src/::

          Maintained by Drew Bliss mailto:drewb@microsoft.com and
          Geoff Voelker mailto:voelker@cs.washington.edu .
          tar for NT (intel and Alpha platforms).


      + http://www.lp.se/free/vmstar/::

          Maintained by Richard Levitte mailto:levitte@lp.se .
          This is a separate implementation of tar.

      + Maintained by William Bader mailto:william@nscs.fast.net ::

          For V4.7.  Based on an old PDtar.
          Requires compatible shared libraries to run V5 or V6 executables.

      + within the DEC Shell, an alternate CLI from DEC trying to emulate Unix

  + IBM/PC (DV/X)

      + ftp://qdeck.com/::

          Maintained by David Ronis mailto:ronis@gibbs.chem.mcgill.ca.
          For Desqview/X.  Everything works besides compression.
          Copy of hacked sources available,
          some of DV/X's programmer's library also needed.


      + Look in the IBM/PC (Win32) section, for the DJGPP project.

      + http://www.simtel.net/simtel.net::
          http://www.leo.org/pub/comp/platforms/pc/gnuish (Germany)
          Maintained by Darrel Hankerson mailto:hankedr@mail.auburn.edu .
          You get many GNU tools, not only :code:`tar`.
          The GNUish project is described in :code:`gnuish_t.htm`.
          Kai Uwe Rommel mailto:rommel@ars.de also made
          :code:`gnutar.zip` in 1990.

      + ftp://ftp.mcs.com/mcsnet.users/les/dos-gnutar/::

          Maintained by Leslie Mikesell <a mailto:les@mcs.net .
          Based on tar 1.11.2.
          Support for SCSI (via ASPI) and network (rsh over
          packet driver).  No support for win95 long file names.

      + ftp://ftp.wu-wien.ac.at:pub/src/PCmisc/aspi-tar/\*::

          Maintained by Christoph Splittgerber mailto:chris@orion.sdata.de .
          Based on tar 1.10.  Support for SCSI (via ASPI).

      + ftp://ftp.kiae.su:/msdos/arcers/tar3*.zip::

          Maintained by Timur V. Shaporev mailto:tim@cronyx.ru .
          This is a :code:`tar` rewrite.  Beta 3.21 is available.

      + ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/mirrors/msdos/fileutl/::

          Several DOS versions based on PDtar.
          John Gilmore mailto:gnu@toad.com
          says he has copies of several vintages saved.

      + ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.14/languages/ada/toolkit/msdos/gtar/gtar.exe::


      + ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.4/os2/archiver/tar.zip::

          Based on PDtar.

      + ftp://oak.oakland.edu/simtel/msdos/starter/tarread.exe::

          Pointer reported to be in the comp.compression FAQ.

      + ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix/tar4dos.zoo::

          Maintained by ?? Colburn <??>.
          Pointer reported to be in the comp.compression FAQ.

      + ftp://oak.oakland.edu/simtel/msdos/archiver/tar320c-.zip::

          Able to read .tar.gz, tar.z, .tgz (tar + gzip) files.
          Pointer reported to be in the comp.compression FAQ.

      + Look in the IBM/PC (OS/2) section, for :code:`gtak`.

      + Look in the IBM/PC (Win32) section, for :code:`untgz`.

      + http://people.darmstadt.netsurf.de/tst/tar.htm::

          Maintained by Tillmann Steinbrecher mailto:tst@darmstadt.netsurf.de
          This is not a :code:`tar` port, but an index of them.

  + IBM/PC (Windows 3.1)

      + ftp://ftp.mcs.com/mcsnet.users/les/win-gnutar/::

          Maintained by Leslie Mikesell mailto:les@mcs.net .
          Support for network (rsh over winsock).
          No support for win95 long file names.

      + ftp://ftp.gamesdomain.ru/.1/os/windows/programr/tar.zip::

          Based on tar 1.11.2.

  + IBM/PC (OS/2)

      + http://www.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo/gnu/archiver/gtar258.zip::

          Maintained by Andreas Kaiser
          or mailto:kaiser@ananke.stgt.sub.org .
          Version 2.58.  Based on tar 1.10.
          The second archive contains SCSI
          drivers (DAT streamers notably) and rmt-type programs.

      + Look in the IBM/PC (Win32) section, for :code:`untgz`.

      + GNUish? (see MS-DOS above)::

          Kai Uwe Rommel <rommel@ars.de> made a port in 1990,
          named :code:`gnutar.zip`.

  + IBM/PC (Win32: Windows 95, NT 3.5 or NT 4.0)

      + ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/tar112b.zip::

          Maintained by Eli Zaretskii mailto:eliz@is.elta.co.il .
          Based on tar 1.12+.
          The DJ Delorie's project is described at
          it contains many tools besides :code:`tar`.

      + ftp://ftp.cygnus.com/pub/gnu-win32/gnu-win32::

          Maintained by Cygnus.  Cygwin32 distribution.
          Download all files, :code:`cat` them together,
          and :code:`untar` the result.
          You get many GNU tools, not only :code:`tar`.
          Based on tar 1.11.8.

      + http://www.cygnus.com/GNUtar/W32::

          (No information available.)

      + Look in the DEC alpha (NT) section.

      + ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix/untgz095.zip::

          Maintained by Tillmann Steinbrecher mailto:tst@darmstadt.netsurf.de .
          The :code:`untgz` program is a fast .tar or .tar.gz (.tgz) extractor.

      + http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/uwin/::

          Maintained by Dave Korn mailto:???
          Based on an old version, before --version was supported.

  + Macintosh

      + There is a tar in Stuffit Expander which is available many places and
        comes with MacOS.  It creates some spurious files but works on average.

      + There is an excellent tar bundled in Tenon MachTen, but it does not
        seem to be available separately.