Release Digest: GNU, May 11, 2004
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GNU tar 1.14
I am pleased to announce the release of GNU tar 1.14. This is
the first major release of the program since 1999. It includes
support for POSIX archive formats and many new features (see the
list of user-visible changes below).
GNU tar saves many files together into a single tape or disk
archive, and can restore individual files from the archive. It
includes support for several archive formats, support for multiple
archive volumes, the ability to archive sparse files, automatic
archive compression/decompression, remote archives and special
features that allow tar to be used for incremental and full
For more information on tar, including links to file downloads,
please see the tar web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar
and the the project page http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/tar.
GNU tar is available from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar and the
mirror sites worldwide (see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html
for the list of those).
The MD5 checksums of the files are:
The list of user-visible changes follows:
Please send bug reports and suggestions to <email@example.com>