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Virtual write-only FUSE filesystem to create tar archives [early and hacky]

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Octocat-spinner-32 .gitignore
Octocat-spinner-32 Makefile
Octocat-spinner-32 README.md
Octocat-spinner-32 ctype.c
Octocat-spinner-32 git-compat-util.h
Octocat-spinner-32 main.c
Octocat-spinner-32 strbuf.c
Octocat-spinner-32 strbuf.h
Octocat-spinner-32 tar.c
Octocat-spinner-32 tar.h
Octocat-spinner-32 tarpipefs.c
Octocat-spinner-32 write_or_die.c
README.md

You write to special write-only FS - it produces tar archive. Can be used for conversion of cpio archive into tar one or for creating tar archives on the fly without prior saving everything to disk.

/tmp$ mkdir m
/tmp$ tarpipefs m | gzip > ololo.tar.gz&
[1] 1337
/tmp$ cd m
/tmp/m$ mkdir qqq
/tmp/m$ mkdir qqq/lol # no mkdir -p yet
/tmp/m$ echo Hello, world > qqq/lol/hello.txt
/tmp/m$ cd ..
/tmp$ fusermount -u m
[1]+  Done      tarpipefs m | gzip > ololo.tar.gz
/tmp$ tar -tvf ololo.tar.gz
drwxrwxr-x root/root         0 2011-10-21 16:11 qqq
drwxrwxr-x root/root         0 2011-10-21 16:11 qqq/lol
-rwxrwxr-x root/root        13 2011-10-21 16:11 qqq/lol/hello.txt

This version is early and hacky:

  1. Using tar implementation extracted from Git;
  2. No chmod, no dates for directories/symlinks, no device nodes;
  3. Can't do "mkdir -p";
  4. Each single file is kept in memory;
  5. Not tested much;
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