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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Untar task in Ant
Date Sat, 08 Jan 2011 19:50:04 GMT
On 2011-01-07, Lin Sun wrote:

> I 'd like to use untar task in ant, looks very cool and mature!  :)
> In reading through the user doc, I don't see much restrictions
> limited.  I'd like to know if it supports any of the following -

> 1) unlimited tar size and tar entry size
> 2) support the full POSIX tar standard or more modern GNU extension of
> said standard

No on both counts.  Ant's tar code has been the base for Commons
Compress and has the same limitations.

> 3) able to preserve file permissions after untar

No.  Part of the reason is Java's limited support for permissions.  This
may change once Ant can use NIO2.

Stefan

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