libarchive

Introduction

The libarchive library features:

  • Support for a variety of archive and compression formats.
  • Robust automatic format detection, including archive/compression combinations such as tar.gz.
  • Zero-copy internal architecture for high performance.
  • Streaming architecture eliminates all limits on size of archive, limits on entry sizes depend on particular formats.
  • Carefully factored code to minimize bloat when programs are statically linked.
  • Growing test suite to verify correctness of new ports.
  • Works on most POSIX-like systems (including FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, etc.)
  • Supports Windows, including Cygwin, MinGW, and Visual Studio.
  • The bsdtar and bsdcpio command-line utilities are feature- and performance-competitive with other tar and cpio implementations:
  • Reads a variety of formats, including:
    • tar
    • pax
    • cpio
    • zip
    • xar
    • lha
    • ar
    • cab
    • mtree
    • rar
    • ISO images.
  • Writes tar
    • pax
    • cpio
    • zip
    • xar
    • ar
    • ISO
    • mtree
    • shar archives.
  • Automatically handles archives compressed with gzip, bzip2, lzip, xz, lzma, or compress.
  • Unique format conversion feature.

Website

[http://libarchive.org/](Official Website)

Versions

3.3.2

Flavours

01

Architecture

x86_64

Group
module load site-local
Build Details

Compiled with:

Usage
module load libagg/2.5/1
Example Job Scripts

None required.

Status

Partially tested.