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From "Joao Schim (Created) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COMPRESS-183) Support for de/encoding of tar entry names other than plain 8BIT conversion.
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:25:04 GMT
Support for de/encoding of tar entry names other than plain 8BIT conversion.
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                 Key: COMPRESS-183
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-183
             Project: Commons Compress
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Archivers
    Affects Versions: 1.3
            Reporter: Joao Schim
             Fix For: 1.4
         Attachments: patch-tar-name-encoding.diff

The names of tar entries are currently encoded/decoded by means of plain 8bit conversions
of byte to char and vice-versa. This prohibits the use of encodings like UTF8 in the file
names. Whether the use of UTF8 (or any other non ASCII) in file names is sensible is a chapter
of its own. However tar archives that contain files which names have been encoded with UTF8
do float around. These files currently can not be read correctly by commons-compress due to
the encoding being hardcoded to plain 8BIT only. 
The supplied patch allows to use encodings other than 8BIT using a TarArchiveCodec structure.
It does not change the standard functionality, but adds to it the possibility of using a different
encoding. 
A method was added to the TarUtilsTest junit test to test the added functionality.

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