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Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux

From: Pavel Raiskup
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] xattr support on Linux
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:57:57 +0200

On Mon, 2012-10-08 at 15:24 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> 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?

Yes, that seems to be OK solution.  I'll prepare patch today and I'll post
it in the xattr-proposal thread.


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