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From Lin Sun <linsun....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Untar task in Ant
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:54:12 GMT
Hi Stefan

Thanks for your kind reply on both list.  I have been testing the Ant
Untar task and it works reasonably well.  In my test I used a tgz that
is 13 GB and 2 entries are around 6 GB.

Thanks again

Lin

On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 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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