Manual Reference Pages  - <tar.h> (P)

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CONTENTS

Name
Synopsis
Description
Application Usage
Rationale
Future Directions
See Also
Copyright

NAME

tar.h - extended tar definitions

SYNOPSIS

#include <tar.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <tar.h> header shall define header block definitions as follows.

General definitions:

NameDescriptionValue    
TMAGIC"ustar"ustar plus null byte.    
TMAGLEN6Length of the above.    
TVERSION"00"00 without a null byte.    
TVERSLEN2Length of the above.    

Typeflag field definitions:

NameDescriptionValue    
REGTYPE’0’Regular file.    
AREGTYPE’\0’Regular file.    
LNKTYPE’1’Link.    
SYMTYPE’2’Symbolic link.    
CHRTYPE’3’Character special.    
BLKTYPE’4’Block special.    
DIRTYPE’5’Directory.    
FIFOTYPE’6’FIFO special.    
CONTTYPE’7’Reserved.    

Mode field bit definitions (octal):

NameDescriptionValue    
TSUID04000Set UID on execution.    
TSGID02000Set GID on execution.    
TSVTX01000On directories, restricted deletion flag.     
TUREAD00400Read by owner.    
TUWRITE00200Write by owner special.    
TUEXEC00100Execute/search by owner.    
TGREAD00040Read by group.    
TGWRITE00020Write by group.    
TGEXEC00010Execute/search by group.    
TOREAD00004Read by other.    
TOWRITE00002Write by other.    
TOEXEC00001Execute/search by other.    

The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

The Shell and Utilities volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, pax

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


IEEE/The Open Group <tar.h> (P) 2003
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