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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Question about using Tar with Hadoop files
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:43:51 GMT
On 2011-12-22, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On 2011-12-19, Frank Astier wrote:

> Later versions of tar support workarounds (namely ustar later used by
> GNU tar and BSD tar aswell) and even later the newer POSIX standard
> added PAX extension headers to address this (and other things like file
> names longer than 100 characters).

> The trunk of Commons Compress supports both ustar and PAX by now but the
> latest release of it doesn't.  I expect the next release of Commons
> Compress to happen pretty soon, though.


It is Jörg Schilling's tar implementation that pioneered the binary
representation of entry sizes that allows for a much bigger maximum


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