UNIX tar format to ASCII

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Wed Dec 4 14:01:53 EST 1996

In article <01bbe1ac$2be93970$f308b6cc at monahan>,
John Monahan <monahan at dnai.com> wrote:
>Could somebody please point me to where I could download a PC/Windows95
>compatible program to read a UNIX
>.tar compressed file and convert it to simple ASCII.

What do you mean convert it to ASCII?  tar archives may contain
several files, and the contents of those files could be anything;
text, binary data, etc etc.

If you mean converting UNIX text documents into DOS text documents, I
have written a small utility to do that (UNIX2DOS.COM, if you want a
copy send me a mail).  I also have a copy of GNU tar for Windows NT
(which should run happily under Windows 95, although I haven't tested


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