Subject: Re: Adding bsdtar?
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/02/2007 00:53:28
On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 06:36:20PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> > with libarchive comes a complementary tar frontend.  [...]
> If you're looking for other tars, I wrote one.  Of course, its feature
> set is different from other tars, more or less depending on what you
> compare it to, but it does some things I've never seen anywhere else,
> such as support (using a private extension, of course) for archives
> members bigger than 8GB.

Well, libarchive (and therefore bsdtar) is using the POSIX attribute
for files larger than 8GB. That should just work fine. I'm not lazy
enough to actually try it, but the source handles that case ;-)

> I also threw the Zwicky tests at it, and
> fixed things until it passed all the static tests and did as well as
> could be expected on the dynamic tests; while that was years ago, I
> don't *think* I've broken anything since then.

*What* tests?