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From bode...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1307534 - /commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml
Date Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:04:25 GMT
Author: bodewig
Date: Fri Mar 30 17:04:25 2012
New Revision: 1307534

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1307534&view=rev
Log:
add documentation for TAR file name encoding

Modified:
    commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml

Modified: commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml?rev=1307534&r1=1307533&r2=1307534&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml (original)
+++ commons/proper/compress/trunk/src/site/xdoc/tar.xml Fri Mar 30 17:04:25 2012
@@ -99,6 +99,29 @@
         transparently.</p>
       </subsection>
 
+      <subsection name="File Name Encoding">
+        <p>The original ustar format only supports 7-Bit ASCII file
+        names, later implementations use the platform's default
+        encoding to encode file names.  The POSIX standard recommends
+        using PAX extension headers for non-ASCII file names
+        instead.</p>
+
+        <p>Commons Compress 1.1 to 1.3 assumed file names would be
+        encoded using ISO-8859-1.  Starting with Commons Compress 1.4
+        you can specify the encoding to expect (to use when writing)
+        as a parameter to <code>TarArchiveInputStream</code>
+        (<code>TarArchiveOutputStream</code>), it now defaults to the
+        platform's default encoding.</p>
+
+        <p>Since Commons Compress 1.4 another optional parameter -
+        <code>addPaxHeadersForNonAsciiNames</code> - of
+        <code>TarArchiveOutputStream</code> controls whether PAX
+        extension headers will be written for non-ASCII file names.
+        By default they will not be written to preserve space.
+        <code>TarArchiveInputStream</code> will read them
+        transparently if present.</p>
+      </subsection>
+
       <subsection name="Sparse files">
 
         <p><code>TarArchiveInputStream</code> will recognize sparse



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