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.Dd February 2, 2012
.Dt ARCHIVE_WRITE_HEADER 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm archive_write_header
.Nd functions for creating archives
.Sh LIBRARY
Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.In archive.h
.Ft int
.Fn archive_write_header "struct archive *" "struct archive_entry *"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
Build and write a header using the data in the provided
.Tn struct archive_entry
structure.
See
.Xr archive_entry 3
for information on creating and populating
.Tn struct archive_entry
objects.
.\" .Sh EXAMPLE
.Sh RETURN VALUES
This function returns
.Cm ARCHIVE_OK
on success, or one of the following on error:
.Cm ARCHIVE_RETRY
for operations that might succeed if retried,
.Cm ARCHIVE_WARN
for unusual conditions that do not prevent further operations, and
.Cm ARCHIVE_FATAL
for serious errors that make remaining operations impossible.
.\"
.Sh ERRORS
Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the
.Fn archive_errno
and
.Fn archive_error_string
functions.
.\"
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr tar 1 ,
.Xr libarchive 3 ,
.Xr archive_write_set_options 3 ,
.Xr cpio 5 ,
.Xr mtree 5 ,
.Xr tar 5