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bsdtar on Windows 10

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


647 Posts
ISC Handler
Feb 15th 2020
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.

67 Posts
in current Win10 also SSH is available

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