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Re: [Bug-cpio] Gnu archive library?

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Bug-cpio] Gnu archive library?
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:18:42 -0500
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On Monday 19 December 2011 21:39:21 Mike Gran wrote:
> I was wondering if there was a GNU solution for a library and
> C API to read files from an archive file of some common format:
> tar, cpio, pax, or whatever.  It doesn't matter which one.
> I'm trying to create and use an archive that my program will
> use as a read-only filesystem.
> Searching the internet gives me some references to libraries named
> libcpio and libpax, but, no obvious links to if and how
> they could be used.
> The only documented GNU soltuion that I've found so far would be
> to store my files as a CD iso9660 format file and then use
> libiso9660 from GNU libcdio, but, it seems rather heavyweight
> for my purposes.

this probably fails the "GNU" test, but otherwise this project would work:

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