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From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: tar.exe problem
Date: 18 Oct 2004 10:15:40 GMT
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one2001boy AT yahoo DOT com <one2001boy AT yahoo DOT com> wrote:
> running the following command:

> c:\> tar cvf ctree.tar /test/toolkit/sbin/test.exe 
> /test/toolkit/lib/test/test.ccc
> /test/toolkit/demos/test/chapters/startup/

That command line is so long that your newsclient split it into three
lines of text.  Guess what: that's a sign of trouble on the actual
command line, too.  Don't use command lines significantly longer than
your screen is wide, or you'll run into all kinds of interesting

> will get the error message:
> The system cannot execute the specified program.

Is that the actual message?  Or your own, possibly abridged
translation of it?

Anyway: it's probably a bad idea to tar these files with their complete,
absolute paths.  Try

cd \test\toolkit
tar cvf /some/where/ctree.tar sbin/text.exe lib/test/test.ccc 

[the last as one long line]

And is that second file actually named with *three* c's in its

Or learn how to use a response file ('info kb hid features', or check
out the FAQ).

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (broeker AT physik DOT rwth-aachen DOT de)
Even if all the snow were burnt, ashes would remain.

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