libarchive1 2.8.0-2 (amd64 binary) in ubuntu maverick
The libarchive library provides a flexible interface for reading and
writing streaming archive files such as tar and cpio. The library is
inherently stream-oriented; readers serially iterate through the archive,
writers serially add things to the archive. In particular, note that
there is no built-in support for random access nor for in-place
libarchive can read at least five tar formats, four cpio formats,
ISO9660 CD/DVD images (including RockRidge extensions), and ZIP
libarchive can write two tar formats (ustar and pax), one cpio format
(odc/POSIX), and two types of shar files (with and without uuencoding).
The bsdtar Debian package, which is the default tar(1) on FreeBSD,
is built using libarchive.
There is also a manpage, tar(5), that provides an excellent description
of the various tar file formats.
- Package version:
- libarchive1_2.8.0-2_amd64.deb (148.9 KiB)