[vlc-devel] [PATCH v2] Sort tar file list

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Mon Oct 7 09:40:27 CEST 2019


Fine with me, will merge tomorrow if no other reviews.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2019, at 16:07, Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:
> > 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.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing)#UStar_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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