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Re: IZarc problem extracting emacs-24.2.tar.xz


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: IZarc problem extracting emacs-24.2.tar.xz
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:40:11 +0200

> From: address@hidden (David Combs)
> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:43:54 +0000 (UTC)
> 
> >djtarnt doesn't support .tar.xz archives.  But bsdtar, which is part
> >of the libarchive package, does support it (as well as gazillions of
> >other formats, most anything you will find out there).  It is free
> >software and its Windows binaries can be found here:
> >
> >  
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/files/libarchive-3.0.3-w32-bin.zip/download
> >
> 
> What about gtar?

What's that?  If you mean GNU Tar, then AFAIK it doesn't support
.tar.xz, except if you have a separate xz program installed (which is
rare on Windows).

The advantage of bsdtar is that it performs all the decompression
internally, so no additional programs are needed.



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