Pure OCaml library to read and write tar files
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README.md

tar -- decode and encode tar files

tar is a simple library to read and write tar files with an emphasis on streaming.

This is pure OCaml code, no C bindings.

Example toplevel session

In utop:

utop # #require "tar";;
utop # #require "tar.lwt";;

utop # lwt f = Lwt_unix.openfile "/tmp/foo.tar" [ Unix.O_RDONLY ] 0 ;;
val f : Lwt_unix.file_descr = <abstr> 

utop # Tar_lwt_unix.Archive.list f;;
[{Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_name = "_build/lib/tar.mli.depends";
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_mode = 420; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.user_id = 1000;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.group_id = 1000; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_size = 21L;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.mod_time = 1381080315L;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_indicator = Tar_lwt_unix.Header.Link.Normal;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_name = ""};
 {Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_name = "_build/lib/tar_unix.mli.depends";
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_mode = 420; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.user_id = 1000;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.group_id = 1000; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_size = 27L;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.mod_time = 1381080318L;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_indicator = Tar_lwt_unix.Header.Link.Normal;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_name = ""};
 {Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_name = "_build/lib/tar.mllib";
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_mode = ...; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.user_id = ...;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.group_id = ...; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.file_size = ...;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.mod_time = ...; Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_indicator = ...;
  Tar_lwt_unix.Header.link_name = ...};
 ...]

Example users

This library is used by

  • xapi to read and write VM images

Installation

tar can be installed with opam:

opam install tar

If you don't use opam consult the tar.opam file for build instructions.

Documentation

Build Status

The documentation and API reference is automatically generated by ocamldoc from the interfaces. It can be consulted online.