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Re: Extended attributes and archives (tar, cpio, mpax, makefs...)

On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 01:12:51PM +0000, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> I see that libarchive (cpio and tar) has support for Linux <xattr.h>
> API (we implement it). Anyone knows if enabling it would make the format
> incompatible?

It stores ACLs and EAs if present and the output format supports them.
The default format is restricted POSIX Interchange Format, so it only
creates extended entries when needed to maximize portability.


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