tar 0.1.2

A Rust implementation of a TAR file reader and writer. This library does not currently handle compression, but it is abstract over all I/O readers and writers. Additionally, great lengths are taken to ensure that the entire contents are never required to be entirely resident in memory all at once.
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A tar archive reading/writing library for Rust.

# Cargo.toml
git = "https://github.com/alexcrichton/tar-rs"

Reading an archive

# #![allow(unused_must_use)]
extern crate tar;

use tar::Archive;
use std::io::{File, SeekSet};

fn main() {
    let file = File::open(&Path::new("foo.tar")).unwrap();
    let a = Archive::new(file);

    for file in a.files().unwrap() {
        // Make sure there wasn't an I/O error
        let mut file = file.unwrap();

        // Inspect metadata about the file
        println!("{}", file.filename());
        println!("{}", file.size());

        // files implement the Reader trait
        println!("{}", file.read_to_string());

        // files also implement the Seek trait
        file.seek(0, SeekSet);

Writing an archive

# #![allow(unused_must_use)]
extern crate tar;

use tar::Archive;
use std::io::File;

fn main() {
    let file = File::create(&Path::new("foo.tar")).unwrap();
    let a = Archive::new(file);

    a.append("file1.txt", &mut File::open(&Path::new("file1.txt")).unwrap());
    a.append("file2.txt", &mut File::open(&Path::new("file2.txt")).unwrap());


tar-rs is primarily distributed under the terms of both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0), with portions covered by various BSD-like licenses.

See LICENSE-APACHE, and LICENSE-MIT for details.