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Re: [directory-discuss] xsparse number format

From: Ian Kelling
Subject: Re: [directory-discuss] xsparse number format
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:42:05 -0500
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Richard Johnson <address@hidden> writes:

> You have a tool called xsparse 
> ( that is used to expand 
> sparse files stored in GNU tar format.
> The spec given 
> Says that “The sparse map itself is stored in the file data block, preceding 
> the actual file data. It consists of a series of octal numbers of arbitrary 
> length, delimited by newlines.”
> However I think the xsparse tool interprets the number of holes, offsets and 
> lengths as decimal rather than octal, so either 
> 1 the tool doesn’t meet the spec
> 2 the spec is wrong
> 3 or more likely I have the wrong end of the stick 😊

Hi Richard,

It looks like you've come to the wrong mailing list for this issue. I
would subscribe to either of the lists linked to here, and send them the same message.

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