I installed the GNU tar for windows to speed up tar-ing files so I don't have to mess around opening 7zip twice to tar then gzip a file.
To speed up the process even more, I tried to write a send-to batch file that looks like this:
tar -cf %1.tar.gz %1
The command works fine in the terminal (when I open it in my working dir) and would look something like:
tar -cf myfile.tar.gz myfile.txt
However when I run the send-to batch file the input ends up being:
tar -cf C:\path\to\myfile.txt.tar.gz C:\path\to\myfile.txt
I get this error from tar:
C:\path\to\my>tar -cf C:\path\to\my\myfile.txt.tar.gz C:\path\to\my\myfile.txt tar: Cannot open C:\path\to\my\myfile.txt.tar.gz: Function not implemented tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
I'm not really sure what's wrong here but I'm certain it's not a problem with tar but rather some confusion with paths and file names.
I was wondering if there's a nice and simple way to do this with a batch script (maybe get JUST the file name as an argument rather than the full path) or will I need to do something more elaborate?