[vlc-devel] [PATCH v2] Sort tar file list
Bernhard M. Wiedemann
bwiedemann at suse.de
Fri Oct 4 16:07:57 CEST 2019
> Is the "ustar" format guaranteed to work all the time ?
> Maybe you can split in two parts and add this extra flag separately ?
I'd say: yes.
It is supported by both bsdtar and GNU tar.
Solaris tar seems to not have a --format but also no --group
The ustar format comes with some limitations compared to the newer
(default) pax format.
I think, none of those really matter in this context:
> all three time stamps of a file in arbitrary resolution (most implementations use nanosecond granularity)
> path names of unlimited length and character set coding
> symlink target names of unlimited length and character set coding
> user and group names of unlimited length and character set coding
> files with unlimited size (the historic tar format is 8 GB)
> userid and groupid without size limitation (this historic tar format was is limited to a max. id of 2097151)
> a character set definition for path names and user/group names
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