Source code for UNIX .shar and .tar file formats

Francois Jeanmougin pingouin at
Fri Mar 6 02:40:17 EST 1998

In article <6dn8di$4k3$1 at>,
	"JMonahan" <monahan at> writes:
> Could somebody point me to source code to unpack UNIX files that are written
> in xxxx.shar.z and xxxx.tar.z file formats.  I have code for the .z part.
> How do I do the other components. i.e. expand out a xxxx.shar or xxxx.tar
> file. I wish to incorporate this capability in an application in for windows
> NT (C++/MFC).

	The source code and if I remember well, also binaries can be
found on any gnu ftp mirror. My favorite is french and is :

	But just have a look at mirrors listed somewhere on :

	Currently, the gnu "tar" archive programme can use most of the Unix 
(and some other) archive files formats. Should be easy to incorporate
if you respect the terms of the GNU Public Licence...


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