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Re: svntar, anybody?

From: Ph. Marek <philipp.marek_at_bmlv.gv.at>
Date: 2007-07-04 16:04:34 CEST

On Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2007, Martin Furter wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Ph. Marek wrote:
> > - Does it handle long names, like GNU tar?
> I found a description of "ustar" format and implemented that. It handles
> filenames up to 253 chars (old tar handles only 99).
Thank you!

> > - Could you parse the properties used by the meta-data branch and FSVS,
> > to save the stored owner, group, mode and timestamp, please?
> >
> > (http://fsvs.tigris.org/source/browse/*checkout*/fsvs/trunk/www/doxygen/h
> >tml/props_8c.html#293b9c3d742482839335a0631d8affab)
>
> I don't know (yet) if I get the properties for free but it's definitely
> possible. Though there may be a problem with uid and gid, tar stores them
> as integers and as string. I'll have to find out how it behaves if I set
> only one of those.
>
> The fsvs documentation doesn't say if group and owner are stored as int or
> string (actually it says "Modification time - svn:group." ;).
It has both - First a number, then whitespace, and the rest is the name :-)

> > - Support for device nodes would be nice, too.
>
> How are they stored in the repos? Similar to symlinks?
Yes, with "[bc]dev:MAJOR:MINOR" for block/device nodes.

> > * Which license does apply?? GPL? BSD? Something else?
>
> Oooh, I still didn't add one...
> Is the subversion license OK or do you prefer another one?
Well, for FSVS I use GPL.

> > Otherwise, it does what I need ... Even includes compression, although
> > some "-h" or "-?" switch would be nice :-)
> I thought I get that for free... Will add it.
>
> Hmm, I guess it's time to get it into a repos and add a version number
> too...
Thank you very much!

Regards,

Phil

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