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Portable Archive Interchange (cpio, pax, tar)

paxtar is an implementation of an archiving utility that reads and writes several formats - traditional ones, the extended formats specified in IEEE 1003.1, and the ar(5) format used by deb(5) packages (MirBSD specific paxtar extension). The pax interface was designed by IEEE 1003.2 as a compromise in the chronic controversy over which of tar or cpio is best, but this implementation offers paxcpio and paxtar for easy calling.

This is the MirBSD paxtar implementation supporting the formats ar, bcpio, cpio, SVR4 cpio with and without CRC, old tar, and ustar, but not the format known as pax yet. It has extensions for removing non-numerical user and group IDs from the archive, storing hardlinked files only once, setting ownership to the superuser, anonymising inode and device information, changing the mtime to zero, and producing GNU tar compatible trailing slashes on ustar directory nodes. Its "ar" format is suitable for operating on *.deb files, unlike that of GNU binutils.

Note that ACLs and Extended Attributes are not supported. Also, on Debian GNU/Hurd and Debian GNU/Linux (but not Debian GNU/kFreeBSD), size of archive members is limited to the width of the "long" type, that is, 2 GiB on platforms that do not have a 64-bit "long" type, due to a bug in the GNU C library (Debian #317466).

Tags: System Administration: Backup and Restoration, File Distribution, admin::filesystem, devel::lang:c, Software Development: Libraries, Packaging, Implemented in: implemented-in::c, interface::commandline, Made Of: Manuals in Nroff Format, Role: role::devel-lib, role::documentation, Program, Scope: Utility, Application Suite: suite::bsd, use::compressing, Purpose: Data Conversion, use::storing, works-with-format::TODO, Supports Format: Tar Archives, Works with: works-with::archive, works-with::file

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 83.8 kB204.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 81.3 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
arm64 74.7 kB163.0 kB [list of files]
armel 76.5 kB162.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 76.9 kB134.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 79.3 kB171.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 84.9 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
i386 85.1 kB186.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 81.7 kB175.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 87.8 kB190.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 75.4 kB162.0 kB [list of files]
mips 80.1 kB190.0 kB [list of files]
mips64el 80.6 kB204.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 80.7 kB190.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 78.2 kB242.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 77.0 kB242.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 79.3 kB243.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64el 83.1 kB243.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 80.8 kB195.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 89.0 kB162.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 74.6 kB183.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 82.2 kB170.0 kB [list of files]