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Commits on Mar 26, 2006
  1. tar-tree: Introduce write_entry()

    Rene Scharfe committed with Junio C Hamano
    ... and use it initially to write global extended header records.
    Improvements compared to the old write_header():
      - Uses a struct ustar_header instead of hardcoded offsets.
      - Takes one struct strbuf as path argument instead of a (basedir,
        prefix, name) tuple.
      - Not only writes the tar header, but also the contents of the
        file, if any.
      - Does not write directly into the ring buffer.  This allows the
        code to be layed out more naturally, because there is no more
        ordering constraint.  Before we had to first finish writing the
        extended header, now we can construct the extended and normal
        headers in parallel.
      - The typeflag parameter has been replaced by (reasonable) magic
        values.  path == NULL indicates an extended header, additionally
        sha1 == NULL means it is a global extended header.
    Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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