The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive. Tar
can also be used to add supplemental files to an archive and to update
or list files in the archive. Tar includes multivolume support,
automatic archive compression/decompression, the ability to perform
remote archives, and the ability to perform incremental and full
If you want to use tar for remote backups, you also need to install
the rmt package.
README for GNU tar
See the end of file for copying conditions.
Please glance through *all* sections of this
`README' file before starting configuration. Also make sure you read files
`ABOUT-NLS' and `INSTALL' if you are not familiar with them already.
If you got the `tar' distribution in `shar' format, time stamps ought to be
properly restored; do not ignore such complaints at `
GNU tar NEWS - User visible changes.
Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end for copying conditions.
Please send GNU tar bug reports to <email@example.com>
version 1.15.1 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2004-12-21
This version fixes a bug introduced in 1.15 which caused
tar to refuse to extract files from standard input.