Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #2201, comment 2


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06/03/15 18:55:02 (6 years ago)
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  • Ticket #2201, comment 2

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    33The file you appended has "TAR_USTAR" header that but it seems store long names as "TAR_GNU". Gnu tar (the standard command line utility) handles these correctly. Yet I'm not sure if this file is valid or if it works due to gnu tar workarounds. 
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    5 The tar format is ancient - there are many versions and options of header encoding. Does anybody know it? There's another issue with long names - 2306. I've looked at gnu tar source code - it looks much more complex than current mc implementation. How about to port some code from gnu tar to mc? Both are GPL licensed :-) 
     5The tar format is ancient - there are many versions and options of header encoding. Does anybody know it? There's another issue with long names - #2306. I've looked at gnu tar source code - it looks much more complex than current mc implementation. How about to port some code from gnu tar to mc? Both are GPL licensed :-) 
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    77The tar.c in mc needs some serious love...