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This happens because you have like multiple tar.exe, and one of them might be provided by git on windows. In terms of fixing this problem, you might want to adjust the order of path. Try putting the path for the real tar at the beginning of the PATH env.


It can't do that, at least not as conveniently as you'd probably like. To understand why, you have to consider how such a program would work. In the decompression case, it can easily stat the original .tar.xz file to get its size, and the progress can be computed as the number of bytes that have passed through bar, divided by the file size. But in the ...


Cygwin contains the necessary tools, of course. It's overkill just to unpack one tarball, but if you like the Linux command line tools, Cygwin is well worth installing.

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