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Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 14:30:03 +0200
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Joerg Schilling <address@hidden> wrote:

> > As mentioned there, I'm also missing documentation for
> > star's xattr format.  In particular, I'm not clear how it handles
> > non-ASCII bytes in the attributes name.
> Thank you for this hint, I thought that I did document everything.....

Mmmmm, could you explain, what information you are missing in this text:

          A POSIX.1-2001 coded version of the Linux extended file
          attributes.    Linux   extended   file  attributes  are
          name/value pairs. Every attribute  name  results  in  a
          SCHILY.xattr.name  tag  and  the  value of the extended
          attribute is used as  the  value  of  the  POSIX.1-2001
          header  tag.  Note that this way of coding is not port-
          able across  platforms.   A  version  for  BSD  may  be
          created  but  Solaris  includes  far more features with
          extended attribute files than Linux does.

          A future version  of  star  will  implement  a  similar
          method  as  the  tar program on Solaris currently uses.
          When    this    implementation    is     ready,     the
          SCHILY.xattr.name  feature may be removed in favor of a
          truly portable  implementation  that  supports  Solaris


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