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Topic: TAR command

TAR is a new dot-command for esxDOS, now in the basic set of commands in the version 0.8.9.
The author of this treasure is ub880d. Thanks a lot!

TAR creates archives, which we will read with any universal archiver on the PC (try winrar or 7zip),
and on the contrary we will, in the esxDOS, unpack the tar-archive made on the PC.

Without having to increase the memory of your ZX Spectrum, you can eg. pack the entire directory on the card into one multi-megabytes file, directly to this card (20 MB is OK, I haven't tried hundreds of megabytes, with respect to time).

TAR is so far minimalist, with basic functions, but fully usable, it uses basic switches identical to the PC world,
ie. for the creation of a tar-archive, its extraction and listing of content.

The only difference is in the preview of operation logs.
If you do not want to be bothered by the SCROLL? query,
enter two ´v´ switches in a row.

.TAR -cvv bin.tar bin

2 (edited by SCjoe 2021-09-05 16:32:20)

Re: TAR command

an updated version with several minor improvements
TAR packages are now readable with some software for minor platforms, e.g. the Stuffit :-]

Download from: http://oldcomp.cz/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9936#p129992