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From bode...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1149787 - /ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 03:12:28 GMT
Author: bodewig
Date: Sat Jul 23 03:12:27 2011
New Revision: 1149787

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1149787&view=rev
Log:
we can read the GNU variant of long file names in AR.

Modified:
    ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html

Modified: ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html?rev=1149787&r1=1149786&r2=1149787&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html (original)
+++ ant/antlibs/compress/trunk/docs/expand.html Sat Jul 23 03:12:27 2011
@@ -101,6 +101,12 @@ mapper</a>.</p>
 
 <p>An <a href="#expand">unarchiving task</a> for TAR archives.</p>
 
+<p>Traditionally the AR format doesn't allow file names longer than 16
+  characters.  There are two variants that circumvent this limitation
+  in different ways, the GNU/SRV4 and the BSD variant.  Currently (as
+  of 1.2) Commons Compress can only read archives using the GNU/SRV4
+  variant.</p>
+
 <h3><a name="unzip">UnZip</a></h3>
 
 <p>An <a href="#expand">unarchiving task</a> for ZIP archives.</p>



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