archive_write_set_format_cpio(3) archive_write_set_format_pax


Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)


In archive.h Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_cpio struct archive * Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_pax struct archive * Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_pax_restricted struct archive * Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_shar struct archive * Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_shar_dump struct archive * Ft int Fn archive_write_set_format_ustar struct archive *


These functions set the format that will be used for the archive.

The library can write POSIX octet-oriented cpio format archives, POSIX-standard ``pax interchange'' format archives, traditional ``shar'' archives, enhanced ``dump'' shar archives that store a variety of file attributes and handle binary files, and POSIX-standard ``ustar'' archives. The pax interchange format is a backwards-compatible tar format that adds key/value attributes to each entry and supports arbitrary filenames, linknames, uids, sizes, etc. ``Restricted pax interchange format'' is the library default; this is the same as pax format, but suppresses the pax extended header for most normal files. In most cases, this will result in ordinary ustar archives.


These functions return ARCHIVE_OK on success, or ARCHIVE_FATAL


Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the Fn archive_errno and Fn archive_error_string functions.