tar, gzip etc. in Windows [was: Re: Encrypt a whole directory in a single pass]

Leigh S. Jones kr6x@kr6x.com
Mon Apr 22 16:12:02 2002

I've used cygwin to make/compile gnupg now.  Had to include a few
options on the "./configure" command line to make it all compile.  It
worked.  But, oddly enough, I needed to take care in its use.  The
win32 binaries that I'd placed in the C:\Winnt directory were being
called instead of the desired version, resulting in the use of the
keyrings.  Networking didn't work quite right.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sebastian Kumos" <seb@wr.home.pl>
To: <gnupg-users@gnupg.org>
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 3:08 AM
Subject: tar, gzip etc. in Windows [was: Re: Encrypt a whole directory
in a single pass]

> Hi All,
> I installed Cygwin from Red Hat on my Windows machine
> and got bash + other shells and loads of unix utilities
> re-compiled for Win, including tar, gzip and bzip2.
> They have no file name limitations and work excellent!
> I also copied some exe files I needed plus appropriate
> DLL libs to another Win installation in order to use
> them as a 'raw' environment for simple operations on
> files like archiving, generating MD5 sums, copying,
> splitting, etc. They work fast & nice from the DOS command
> line.The files I generate are handled without problems in
> various unices.
> Try this if you need more flexibility in Windows.
> BTW, has anyone tried compiling gnupg under Cygwin?
> I can't try this at the moment.
> Cheers,
> seb
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