[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Duncan Booth duncan@rcp.co.uk
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:39:12 +0100

On 17 Apr 2002, Aahz <aahz@pythoncraft.com> wrote:

> Side note for those unfamiliar with this bit of Windows lore: all
> versions of Windows claiming POSIX compatibility ship the pax utility,
> and thus can read and write tar files.

Not only that, but if you copy/rename the Windows pax.exe program to 
tar.exe or cpio.exe it changes its command line options to match. So all 
recent versions of Windows ship with tar and cpio included (sort of).

Duncan Booth                                             duncan@rcp.co.uk
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