The tar executable must be located in the PATH on the system running the script. A standard Windows installation does not include tar.exe or gzip.exe. These utilities must be installed manually.
- Ensure that the tar executable is located in the PATH on the system by running the script.
If the tar.exe executable is not found on the system, the script aborts. The script displays a download location for the GNU version of tar.exe at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/pub/gnu/tar/tar-1.12.msdos.exe.
This version of tar.exe works on 32-bit Windows only.
If the gzip.exe compression utility is in the PATH, the script uses the utility to compress the tar file.