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From Shawn Castrianni <Shawn.Castria...@halliburton.com>
Subject RE: Untar task in Ant
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:38:01 GMT
I was not able to get anything built into ANT to work either in terms of preserving file permissions.
 I had to resort to using exec task and running a real tar command.  I chose bsdtar as I could
get a version compiled for all of my supported platforms.  I then choose the appropriate bsdtar
exe to run based on my platform.

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Shawn Castrianni


-----Original Message-----
From: Lin Sun [mailto:linsun.unc@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 2:32 PM
To: user@ant.apache.org
Subject: Untar task in Ant

Hi

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
3) able to preserve file permissions after untar (I tried this and
this doesn't seem to work... always uses the default values for files
and directories)

Thanks so much!

Lin

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