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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [COMPRESS]tar 2Gb limit?
Date Fri, 07 Jan 2011 08:33:14 GMT
On 2011-01-07, Lin Sun wrote:

> While reading the user doc for the commons compress project -

> Under tar section, it says -

> The tar package does not support the full POSIX tar standard nor more
> modern GNU extension of said standard. It cannot deal with entries
> larger than 2 GByte either.

> I wonder if this is still a limitation or should the limitation
> changed to 8 GB instead of 2 GB.

I'm not sure anybody has ever confirmed success with an entry between 2
and 8 GByte, so I don't really know.  Looking at the code, you are most
likely correct and the limit actually is 8 GByte.


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