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Re: Suggested file extension for tar lzip

From: Timothy Beryl Grahek
Subject: Re: Suggested file extension for tar lzip
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 03:29:13 -0800

Hi Joel,

> On 1/18/20 6:26 AM, Joel May wrote:
> > I'm working on adding lzip support to Duplicati in the form of .tar.lz 
> > files.  I need to shorten the file extension down to a single segment.  Is 
> > there an official recommendation for what that file extension should be?  
> > Following convention set by other formats (e.g. tgz, txz), it would be tlz. 
> >  Some places on the internet (i.e. Wikipedia) list tlz as "plain" tar LZMA, 
> > so that could cause confusion.

Thank you for wanting to add lzip support to Duplicati!

I think the official recommendation would be .tlz based on the fact
that there are actually references to .tlz in the lzip manual;
however, if there is any chance your software could add .tar.lz
instead, that would be quite advantageous; alternatively, perhaps you
could use "lzip -l *.tlz" and pipe the output into a check to make
sure they are all lzip archives in contrast to plain LZMA.

Best regards,

Timothy Beryl Grahek

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