tar 0.2.14

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.

tar-rs

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Documentation

A tar archive reading/writing library for Rust.

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

Reading an archive

extern crate tar;

use std::io::prelude::*;
use std::io::SeekFrom;
use std::fs::File;
use tar::Archive;

fn main() {
    let file = File::open("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 Read trait
        let mut s = String::new();
        file.read_to_string(&mut s).unwrap();
        println!("{}", s);

        // files also implement the Seek trait
        file.seek(SeekFrom::Current(0)).unwrap();
    }
}

Writing an archive

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

use std::io::prelude::*;
use std::fs::File;
use tar::Archive;

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

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

License

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.