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From "Bear Giles (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COMPRESS-132) Add support for unix dump files
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:12:47 GMT
Add support for unix dump files

                 Key: COMPRESS-132
             Project: Commons Compress
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Archivers
            Reporter: Bear Giles
            Priority: Minor

I'm submitting a series of patches to the ext2/3/4 dump utility and noticed that the commons-compress
library doesn't have an archiver for it. It's as old as tar and fills a similar niche but
the later has become much more widely used. Dump includes support for sparse files, extended
attributes, mac os finder, SELinux labels (I think), and more. Incremental  dumps can capture
that files have been deleted.

I should have initial support for a decoder this weekend. I can read the directory entries
and inode information (file permissions, etc.) but need a bit more work on extracting the
content as an InputStream.

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