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archive_write_data(3)    BSD Library Functions Manual    archive_write_data(3)


NAME

     archive_write_data -- functions for creating archives


LIBRARY

     Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)


SYNOPSIS

     #include <archive.h>

     la_ssize_t
     archive_write_data(struct archive *, const void *, size_t);


DESCRIPTION

     Write data corresponding to the header just written.


RETURN VALUES

     This function returns the number of bytes actually written, or a negative
     error code on error.


ERRORS

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


BUGS

     In libarchive 3.x, this function sometimes returns zero on success
     instead of returning the number of bytes written.  Specifically, this
     occurs when writing to an archive_write_disk handle.  Clients should
     treat any value less than zero as an error and consider any non-negative
     value as success.


SEE ALSO

     tar(1), libarchive(3), archive_write_finish_entry(3),
     archive_write_set_options(3), cpio(5), mtree(5), tar(5)

BSD                            February 2, 2012                            BSD

libarchive 3.2.1 - Generated Sat Jun 25 15:35:30 CDT 2016
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