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RE: Tar Problems Under Cygwin
- From: "Anthony Massa" <amassa at san dot rr dot com>
- To: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 07:30:38 -0700
- Subject: RE: Tar Problems Under Cygwin
- Reply-to: <amassa at san dot rr dot com>
Is /cygdrive/f/ (or whatever drive letter) a standard when Cygwin is
I am using these instructions for others that will install Cygwin and I want
to make sure I give them the proper information on how to un-tar the file.
In other words, is the mount point /cygdrive/f/ going to be something
different on another system? Or do all drives install the same way - with
the same mount points - if they are installed from the same binaries?
Or is it best to do a mount to see how the drive is mounted before trying to
un-tar the file?
Thanks for the fast responses.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Bowsher [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:21 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Tar Problems Under Cygwin
> Anthony Massa wrote:
> > ... I tried to un-tar the
> > file using the command:
> > $ tar xjvf f:/i386rdwr.tar.bz2
> > I get the following output error message:
> > f: unknown host
> > tar (child): f\:/i386rdwr.tar.bz2: Cannot open: I/O error
> f is being interpreted as a remote computer name. Specify the file as:
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