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Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:24:19 -0700
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On 10/08/2012 08:52 AM, Pavel Raiskup wrote:
> we are not able to store/restore extended attributes containing '='
> character in the keyword properly - same situation in star as our patch
> uses the same approach.

Can't we fix this by URL-encoding '=' and '%' when creating the tar file
and URL-decoding when extracting?  It sounds easy, but it's not done
by that patch, so what am I missing?

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