bsdtar on Windows 10

Published: 2020-02-15
Last Updated: 2020-02-15 19:23:47 UTC
by Didier Stevens (Version: 1)
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Reading Xavier's diary entry "Keep an Eye on Command-Line Browsers", I wondered when exactly curl was introduced in Windows 10?

I found this Microsoft blog post from December 2017: Tar and Curl Come to Windows!.

Indeed, another surprise to me: tar (bsdtar) is also a command-line utility that comes with vanilla Windows 10.

Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP

Keywords: tar windows10
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This isn't standard with Windows these days but it goes along with the cli browser, and that is chrome. I use it to post data from another site to my own.

google-chrome --headless

On Linux it's obviously google-chrome, google-chrome-beta, google-chrome-beta or etc etc

But the headless flag makes it a cli browser that can utilize all local to the account cookies and saved logins.
in current Win10 also SSH is available

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