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archive_read_disk(3)     BSD Library Functions Manual     archive_read_disk(3)


     archive_read_disk_new, archive_read_disk_set_behavior,
     archive_read_disk_set_symlink_hybrid, archive_read_disk_entry_from_file,
     archive_read_disk_gname, archive_read_disk_uname,
     archive_read_disk_set_uname_lookup, archive_read_disk_set_gname_lookup,
     archive_read_disk_set_standard_lookup -- functions for reading objects
     from disk


     Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)


     #include <archive.h>

     struct archive *

     archive_read_disk_set_behavior(struct archive *, int);

     archive_read_disk_set_symlink_logical(struct archive *);

     archive_read_disk_set_symlink_physical(struct archive *);

     archive_read_disk_set_symlink_hybrid(struct archive *);

     const char *
     archive_read_disk_gname(struct archive *, gid_t);

     const char *
     archive_read_disk_uname(struct archive *, uid_t);

     archive_read_disk_set_gname_lookup(struct archive *, void *,
         const char *(*lookup)(void *, gid_t), void (*cleanup)(void *));

     archive_read_disk_set_uname_lookup(struct archive *, void *,
         const char *(*lookup)(void *, uid_t), void (*cleanup)(void *));

     archive_read_disk_set_standard_lookup(struct archive *);

     archive_read_disk_entry_from_file(struct archive *,
         struct archive_entry *, int fd, const struct stat *);


     These functions provide an API for reading information about objects on
     disk.  In particular, they provide an interface for populating struct
     archive_entry objects.

             Allocates and initializes a struct archive object suitable for
             reading object information from disk.

             Configures various behavior options when reading entries from
             disk.  The flags field consists of a bitwise OR of one or more of
             the following values:
                     Skip files and directories with the nodump file attribute
                     (file flag) set.  By default, the nodump file atrribute
                     is ignored.
                     Mac OS X specific. Read metadata (ACLs and extended
                     attributes) with copyfile(3).  By default, metadata is
                     read using copyfile(3).
                     Do not read Access Control Lists.  By default, ACLs are
                     read from disk.
                     Do not read file attributes (file flags).  By default,
                     file attributes are read from disk.  See chattr(1)
                     (Linux) or chflags(1) (FreeBSD, Mac OS X) for more infor-
                     mation on file attributes.
                     Do not traverse mount points.  By defaut, moint points
                     are traversed.
                     Do not read extended file attributes (xattrs).  By
                     default, extended file attributes are read from disk.
                     See xattr(7) (Linux), xattr(2) (Mac OS X), or
                     getextattr(8) (FreeBSD) for more information on extended
                     file attributes.
                     Restore access time of traversed files.  By default,
                     access time of traversed files is not restored.

             This sets the mode used for handling symbolic links.  The
             ``logical'' mode follows all symbolic links.  The ``physical''
             mode does not follow any symbolic links.  The ``hybrid'' mode
             currently behaves identically to the ``logical'' mode.

     archive_read_disk_gname(), archive_read_disk_uname()
             Returns a user or group name given a gid or uid value.  By
             default, these always return a NULL string.

             These allow you to override the functions used for user and group
             name lookups.  You may also provide a void * pointer to a private
             data structure and a cleanup function for that data.  The cleanup
             function will be invoked when the struct archive object is
             destroyed or when new lookup functions are registered.

             This convenience function installs a standard set of user and
             group name lookup functions.  These functions use getpwuid(3) and
             getgrgid(3) to convert ids to names, defaulting to NULL if the
             names cannot be looked up.  These functions also implement a sim-
             ple memory cache to reduce the number of calls to getpwuid(3) and

             Populates a struct archive_entry object with information about a
             particular file.  The archive_entry object must have already been
             created with archive_entry_new(3) and at least one of the source
             path or path fields must already be set.  (If both are set, the
             source path will be used.)

             Information is read from disk using the path name from the struct
             archive_entry object.  If a file descriptor is provided, some
             information will be obtained using that file descriptor, on plat-
             forms that support the appropriate system calls.

             If a pointer to a struct stat is provided, information from that
             structure will be used instead of reading from the disk where
             appropriate.  This can provide performance benefits in scenarios
             where struct stat information has already been read from the disk
             as a side effect of some other operation.  (For example, direc-
             tory traversal libraries often provide this information.)

             Where necessary, user and group ids are converted to user and
             group names using the currently registered lookup functions
             above.  This affects the file ownership fields and ACL values in
             the struct archive_entry object.
     More information about the struct archive object and the overall design
     of the library can be found in the libarchive(3) overview.


     The following illustrates basic usage of the library by showing how to
     use it to copy an item on disk into an archive.

           file_to_archive(struct archive *a, const char *name)
             char buff[8192];
             size_t bytes_read;
             struct archive *ard;
             struct archive_entry *entry;
             int fd;

             ard = archive_read_disk_new();
             entry = archive_entry_new();
             fd = open(name, O_RDONLY);
             if (fd < 0)
             archive_entry_copy_pathname(entry, name);
             archive_read_disk_entry_from_file(ard, entry, fd, NULL);
             archive_write_header(a, entry);
             while ((bytes_read = read(fd, buff, sizeof(buff))) > 0)
               archive_write_data(a, buff, bytes_read);


     Most functions return ARCHIVE_OK (zero) on success, or one of several
     negative error codes for errors.  Specific error codes include:
     ARCHIVE_RETRY for operations that might succeed if retried, ARCHIVE_WARN
     for unusual conditions that do not prevent further operations, and
     ARCHIVE_FATAL for serious errors that make remaining operations impossi-

     archive_read_disk_new() returns a pointer to a newly-allocated struct
     archive object or NULL if the allocation failed for any reason.

     archive_read_disk_gname() and archive_read_disk_uname() return const char
     * pointers to the textual name or NULL if the lookup failed for any rea-
     son.  The returned pointer points to internal storage that may be reused
     on the next call to either of these functions; callers should copy the
     string if they need to continue accessing it.


     Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the
     archive_errno() and archive_error_string() functions.


     archive_read(3), archive_util(3), archive_write(3),
     archive_write_disk(3), tar(1), libarchive(3)


     The libarchive library first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.  The
     archive_read_disk interface was added to libarchive 2.6 and first
     appeared in FreeBSD 8.0.


     The libarchive library was written by Tim Kientzle


     The ``standard'' user name and group name lookup functions are not the
     defaults because getgrgid(3) and getpwuid(3) are sometimes too large for
     particular applications.  The current design allows the application
     author to use a more compact implementation when appropriate.

     The full list of metadata read from disk by
     archive_read_disk_entry_from_file() is necessarily system-dependent.

     The archive_read_disk_entry_from_file() function reads as much informa-
     tion as it can from disk.  Some method should be provided to limit this
     so that clients who do not need ACLs, for instance, can avoid the extra
     work needed to look up such information.

     This API should provide a set of methods for walking a directory tree.
     That would make it a direct parallel of the archive_read(3) API.  When
     such methods are implemented, the ``hybrid'' symbolic link mode will make

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