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  WinTAR Features

WinTAR-Remote Features (Version 2.2.1)

+ User interface to the popular tar program in MS Windows. Click here to preview WinTAR's main screen.
+ Can read/write tar files on a local hard disk.
+ Can read/write tar archives directly on 3.5" 1.44MB floppy diskettes. The disks can directly be read/written on a Sun workstation equipped with 3.5" floppy drives.
+ Supports templates for archiving directory list and for remote connection parameters.
+ Supports GNU compatible volume header and long file name extensions (long file name extension is only available in the 32-bit version.)
+ Command line arguments for scheduled backup purposes (32-bit only) [New]
+ Can create/open compressed or normal archive files on a remote hard disk.
+ Can create/open tar archives on any storage medium supported by your Unix/Linux workstation.
+ Can manipulate your remote tape drive (eject, forward, rewind, and "end of media") through icons similar to a cassette tape deck.
+ Supports selective archive extraction via an extract file list. (32-bit only)
+ Incremental backup [New] (32-bit only)
+ Byte swabbed tar archives [New] (32-bit only)
+ Available in 32-bit version only. (The 16-bit version is no longer supported, effective January 1, 2000.)

WinTAR-SCSI Features (Version 2.5)

WinTAR-SCSI has the following features. The icon [New] besides a feature means that it is a new feature as of Version 2.3.

+ A new and improved user interface for the tar program using Windows 95/98 controls.  Click here to preview WinTAR-SCSI's main screen. (8K) [New]
+ Full support of double-byte character system such as Chinese and Japanese. Double-byte filenames and directory names are handled and displayed properly in all list boxes in the corresponding language version of Windows 2000/XP. [New]
+ Read and write tar files on a local hard disk.
+ Read and write tar archives directly on 3.5" 1.44MB floppy diskettes. The disks can directly be read/written on a Sun workstation equipped with 3.5" floppy drives.
+ Read and write tar archives on a tape in a SCSI tape drive (4mm, 8mm, QIC, DLT) attached to your PC running Windows 2000/XP.
+ Control your SCSI tape drive (eject, forward, rewind, search, and end-of-tape) through icons similar to a cassette tape deck.
+ Read and write a tape with multiple tar archives
+ Read and write multi-tape and multi-floppy tar archives
+ User-defined backup templates for common backup patterns
+ Support files greater than 8GB within a tar archive on tape. [New]
+ Import and export of the tar archive listing/index without reading the tape content.
+ Selective archive extraction via selection from a list or an extract file list.
+ Read and write tar archives in both POSIX 1003.1 [New] and GNU extended tar formats.   
+ Auto-detection/adaptation of tape parameters (if your tape drive supports the feature).
+ Incremental/modified backup [New]
+ GNU compatible volume header and long file name extensions
+ Byte swapped tar archives used commonly from tapes created from SGI.
+ On-the-fly smart text conversion between DOS and Unix text files.
+ Tape drive's hardware compression.
+ Tape drive's fixed and variable block size in multiple of 512 bytes.
+ Support tape drive's different density codes for different tape formats
+ Supports selection of a tape drive from more than one tape drives in your PC.
+ Support fast block search for SCSI-2 tape drives when reading archive content and extracting selected files. [New]
+ True 32-bit multi-threaded operations.
+ Command line arguments for scheduled backup purposes.
+ Context-sensitive help on most buttons and data entry fields
+ SCSI tape drive diagnostic dumps
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