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From "Bear Giles (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-136) Create common POSIXArchiveEntry for use with tar/cpio/dump
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:33:16 GMT


Bear Giles commented on COMPRESS-136:

Implementation note: Java 7 will add two packages with similar content. See

More info:

Obviously the CC classes can't use J7 classes but it could useful as a model for method names
and the like.

> Create common POSIXArchiveEntry for use with tar/cpio/dump
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMPRESS-136
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Archivers
>            Reporter: Bear Giles
>            Priority: Minor
> There's currently a top-level ArchiveEntry but many archivers are for POSIX (or POSIX-like)
filesystems with standard attributes - ownership, permissions, access times, etc. By creating
a common ArchiveEntry class for these attributes it will be much easier to write archive-agnostic
extraction software. (Many of the existing methods should be marked 'deprecated' but left
in place indefinitely.)
> I have a prototype of this class in my dump patch.

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