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tar 1.29
     posted by gray, Mon May 16 19:20:04 2016 - 0 replies

GNU tar version 1.29 is available for download.

New in this release:

New options: --verbatim-files-from, --no-verbatim-files-from

The --verbatim-files-from option instructs tar to treat each line read from a file list as a file name, even if it starts with a dash. ...


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tar 1.28
     posted by gray, Sun Jul 27 21:19:11 2014 - 0 replies

GNU tar version 1.28 is available for download.

New in this release:

New checkpoint action: totals

The --checkpoint-action=totals option instructs tar to output the total number of bytes transferred at each checkpoint. ...


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Tar 1.27.1
     posted by gray, Sun Nov 17 17:26:11 2013 - 0 replies

Tar 1.27.1 is available for download. This release fixes some bugs found so far in version 1.27, namely:

  • Fix unquoting of file names obtained via the -T option.
  • Fix GNU long link header timestamp (backward compatibility).
  • Fix extracting sparse members from star archives.
Tar 1.27
     posted by eggert, Sun Oct 20 00:33:10 2013 - 0 replies

Tar 1.27 was made available for download on 2013-10-05. For information about what's new in this release, please see the NEWS file.

http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/plain/NEWS?id=release_1_27

Tar 1.26
     posted by gray, Sat Mar 12 11:20:41 2011 - 0 replies

Tar 1.26 is available for download. Changes in this release:

  • Fix the --verify option, which broke in version 1.24.
  • Fix storing long sparse file names in PAX archives.
  • Fix correctness of --atime-preserve=replace
  • Work around POSIX incompatibilities on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Tru64
  • Fix bug with --one-file-system --listed-incremental
Tar 1.25
     posted by gray, Sun Nov 7 16:42:29 2010 - 0 replies

Tar 1.25 is available for download. This is mainly a bug-fix release addressing the bugs found in the previous version 1.24:

  • Fix extraction of empty directories with the -C option in effect.
  • Fix extraction of device nodes.
  • Make sure name matching occurs before eventual name transformation. ...

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Tar 1.24
     posted by gray, Sun Oct 24 22:56:57 2010 - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.24 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • The --full-time option.
  • More reliable directory traversal when creating archives
  • --dereference consistency.
  • Extracts symlink attributes, such as last-modified time and link permissions, if the operating system supports this. ...

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Tar 1.23
     posted by gray, Wed Mar 10 12:48:32 2010 - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.23 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • Improved record size autodetection
  • Use of lseek on seekable archives
  • New command line option --warning
  • New command line option --level
  • Improved behavior in case when some files were removed during incremental dumps ...

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Migration to Git
     posted by gray, Sat Mar 7 15:53:35 2009 - 0 replies

Tar's repository has migrated from CVS to GIT. See http://savannah.gnu.org/git/?group=tar for additional information.

Tar 1.22
     posted by gray, Thu Mar 5 08:06:19 2009 - 0 replies

GNU tar 1.22 is available for download. Main changes in this release:

  • Support for xz compression (--xz option)
  • Short option -J is reassigned as a shortcut for --xz.
  • The option -I is a shortcut for --use-compress-program
  • The --no-recursive option works with --incremental.

Older News Approved
Tar 1.21 posted by gray, Fri Dec 26 23:22:59 2008 - 0 replies
Tar 1.20 posted by gray, Mon Apr 14 14:33:01 2008 - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.18 released (GPLv3) posted by gray, Fri Jun 29 21:39:40 2007 - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.17 released posted by gray, Fri Jun 8 10:50:42 2007 - 2 replies
GNU tar 1.16.1 posted by gray, Sat Dec 9 14:15:07 2006 - 0 replies
GNU tar 1.16 released posted by gray, Sat Oct 21 17:19:47 2006 - 0 replies
Tar 1.15.91 released posted by gray, Fri Jun 16 14:09:33 2006 - 0 replies
Tar 1.15.90 released posted by gray, Mon Feb 20 10:21:02 2006 - 0 replies
Important update: tar-1.15.1 posted by gray, Tue Dec 21 16:19:53 2004 - 0 replies
Tar 1.15 released posted by gray, Mon Dec 20 15:21:49 2004 - 0 replies
Tar 1.13.90 is available. posted by gray, Sat Nov 1 14:34:12 2003 - 0 replies
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