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* README file for `tar/contrib/'. -*- outline -*- (allout) .* Hi, people! The `contrib/' directory of the `tar' 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 `tar' 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 `man' pages for `cpio' and `mt' from the `cpio' distribution. Another `man' page for `tar' by Rick P. C. Rodgers <email@example.com>. . + 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. ftp://ftp.amanda.org/pub/amanda/amanda-2.4.1b1.tar.gz James da Silva <firstname.lastname@example.org> (unsupported) Alexandre Oliva <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com . + afbackup An alternate networking backup system, able to split huge partitions onto many tapes and dump Solaris' ACLs. Uses its own archiving format. Debian have put it on their distribution. http://www.muc.de/~af/software.html Albert Flügel <firstname.lastname@example.org> . + star A `tar' rewrite, flexible, and especially fast while writing tapes. It is advertised as able to read and produce almost any `tar' format. ftp://ftp.fokus.gmd.de/pub/unix/star Joerg Schilling <email@example.com> . + zip `zip' is an archiver tool which compresses files individually, and which is quite popular on smaller systems, and even on Unices by now. ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/misc/unix/zip19p1.tar-z ftp://oak.oakland.edu:/pub/misc/unix/unz50p1.tar-z . + Torture-testing Elizabeth Zwicky <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or maybe <email@example.com>, documents a series of torture tests on a number of Unix backup programs (including tar 1.10) in her fascinating paper: 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) ftp://ftp.erg.sri.com/pub/zwicky/* 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 ftp://ftp.erg.sri.com/pub/zwicky/torture/* 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 .* Existing `tar' ports Please mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you are aware of various ports of tar 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 tar 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:email@example.com. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on tar 1.11.8, needs ixemul.library. . - ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/amiga/aminet/util/arc/gnutar.lha uploaded by mailto:email@example.com. . + DEC alpha (NT) . - ftp://ftp.cs.washington.edu/pub/ntemacs/utilities/src/??? Maintained by Drew Bliss mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and Geoff Voelker mailto:email@example.com. tar for NT (intel and Alpha platforms). . + DEC VAX (VMS) . - http://www.lp.se/free/vmstar/ Maintained by Richard Levitte mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a separate implementation of tar. . - Maintained by William Bader mailto:email@example.com. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org. For Desqview/X. Everything works besides compression. Copy of hacked sources available, some of DV/X's programmer's library also needed. . + IBM/PC (MS-DOS) . - 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) ftp://ftp.simtel.net/simtelnet/gnu/gnuish ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/platforms/pc/gnuish Maintained by Darrel Hankerson mailto:email@example.com. You get many GNU tools, not only `tar'. The GNUish project is described in `gnuish_t.htm'. Kai Uwe Rommel mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org also made `gnutar.zip' in 1990. . - ftp://ftp.mcs.com/mcsnet.users/les/dos-gnutar/ Maintained by Leslie Mikesell mailto:email@example.com. 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:firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on tar 1.10. Support for SCSI (via ASPI). . - ftp://ftp.kiae.su:/msdos/arcers/tar3*.zip ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix/tar320g.zip Maintained by Timur V. Shaporev mailto:email@example.com. This is a `tar' rewrite. Beta 3.21 is available. . - ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/mirrors/msdos/fileutl/ (?) Several DOS versions based on PDtar. John Gilmore mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org says he has copies of several vintages saved. . - ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.14/languages/ada/toolkit/msdos/gtar/gtar.exe ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.14/languages/ada/toolkit/msdos/gtar/gtar.taz ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.14/languages/ada/toolkit/msdos/gtar/gtar.zip . - 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 ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix/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 `gtak'. . - Look in the IBM/PC (Win32) section, for `untgz'. . - http://people.darmstadt.netsurf.de/tst/tar.htm Maintained by Tillmann Steinbrecher mailto:email@example.com. This is not a `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:firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 http://www.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo/gnu/archiver/gtak258.zip Maintained by Andreas Kaiser mailto:Andreas.Kaiser@stuttgart.netsurf.de or mailto:email@example.com. 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 `untgz'. . - GNUish? (see MS-DOS above) Kai Uwe Rommel <firstname.lastname@example.org> made a port in 1990, named `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 ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/tar112d.zip ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/tar112s.zip Maintained by Eli Zaretskii mailto:email@example.com. Based on tar 1.12+. The DJ Delorie's project is described at http://www.delorie.com/djgpp, it contains many tools besides `tar'. . - ftp://ftp.cygnus.com/pub/gnu-win32/gnu-win32 Maintained by Cygnus. Cygwin32 distribution. Download all files, `cat' them together, and `untar' the result. You get many GNU tools, not only `tar'. Based on tar 1.11.8. . - Look in the DEC alpha (NT) section. . - ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/unix/untgz095.zip Maintained by Tillmann Steinbrecher mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. The `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.