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Re: [Bug-tar] tar, multi-volume and long filenames

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar, multi-volume and long filenames
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 19:23:39 +0200
User-agent: nail 11.22 3/20/05

"Sergey Poznyakoff" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Joerg Schilling <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From what I know, GNU tar is unable to split an archive inside a 
> > "long filename" speudo tar file.
> Yes, if that name is longer than 100 characters.

How about implementing the method star uses?
It is known to always work and it may be implemented
by tar implementations like star that do the tape I/O in
a separate process that does not understand the archive format.

See SCHILY.volhdr.blockoff, SCHILY.volhdr.blocksize,
SCHILY.volhdr.tapesize, SCHILY.volhdr.volume, 
SCHILY.volhdr.refdate, SCHILY.offset



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