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archive_write_set_format_cpio, archive_write_set_format_pax, archive_write_set_format_pax_restricted, archive_write_set_format_shar, archive_write_set_format_shar_dump, archive_write_set_format_ustar -- functions for creating archives


Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)


#include <archive.h> int archive_write_set_format_cpio(struct archive *); int archive_write_set_format_pax(struct archive *); int archive_write_set_format_pax_restricted(struct archive *); int archive_write_set_format_shar(struct archive *); int archive_write_set_format_shar_dump(struct archive *); int archive_write_set_format_ustar(struct archive *);


These functions set the format that will be used for the archive. The library can write POSIX octet-oriented cpio format archives, POSIX- standard ``pax interchange'' format archives, traditional ``shar'' ar- chives, enhanced ``dump'' shar archives that store a variety of file attributes and handle binary files, and POSIX-standard ``ustar'' ar- chives. The pax interchange format is a backwards-compatible tar format that adds key/value attributes to each entry and supports arbitrary file- names, linknames, uids, sizes, etc. ``Restricted pax interchange format'' is the library default; this is the same as pax format, but sup- presses the pax extended header for most normal files. In most cases, this will result in ordinary ustar archives.


These functions return ARCHIVE_OK on success, or ARCHIVE_FATAL.


Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the archive_errno() and archive_error_string() functions.


tar(1), libarchive(3), archive_write(3), archive_write_set_options(3), cpio(5), mtree(5), tar(5) DragonFly 4.3 February 2, 2012 DragonFly 4.3