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  1. Commons Compress
  2. COMPRESS-109

Tar implementation does not support Pax headers

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.1
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The tar implementation does not currently support Pax extended or global headers; they are treated as normal files.

      See http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/utilities/pax.html for details.

      Pax headers have a different linkType (typeflag) of 'g' or 'x', so can easily be detected.

      It would be quite a bit of work to process all the possible headers, so perhaps it would be worth providing an initial implementation that just ignores them?
      This should probably be an optional setting.

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              sebb Sebb
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