toothandnail has packaged an updated version of tar for VL 5.9.
Package Size: 697K
Installed Size: 2650K
tar: tar (archiving utility)
tar: GNU tar is an archiving program designed to store and extract files
tar: from an archive file. Tarfiles can be written to tape or to a normal
tar: file. Tar is capable of making use of compression programs to
tar: reduce the size of the archive.
tar: License: GPL
tar: Authors: John Gilmore & others
tar: Website: http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
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