Archivation Software

This category gathers projects related to file archivation, i.e. creation and handling of files keeping a collection of files along with their metadata.

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File::BackupCopy

Version: 1.02  —  2021-02-13
	- Change bugtracker address.
	
	  
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Perl extension for creating backup file copies. Three backup naming schemes are supported: simple backup creates backup file name by appending single tilde character to the original file name, numbered backup creates backup name by suffixing the original file name with .~N~, where N is a decimal number. Finally, automatic backup selects numbered scheme if at least one numbered backup file already exists and falls back to the simple backup otherwise.

cpio

Version: 2.13  —  2019-11-06
* Fix CVE-2015-1197
* Fix CVE-2016-2037
* Fix CVE-2019-14866
	  
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GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports a wide variety of archive formats.

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paxutils

(Not released)
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Paxutils is intended to provide a set of archiver programs. It will include tar and cpio utilities and will provide POSIX pax program.

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tar

Version: 1.34  —  2021-02-13
* Fix extraction over pipe (savannah bug #60002)

* Fix memory leak in read_header (savannah bug #59897)

* Fix extraction when . and .. are unreadable

See https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2021-01/msg00012.html

* Gracefully handle duplicate symlinks when extracting

See https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2021-01/msg00026.html

* Re-initialize supplementary groups when switching to user privileges
	  
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GNU tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate files that are actually collections of many other files; the program provides users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a large amount of data.

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