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14.1 > System > xar (1.6.1)

The XAR project aims to provide an easily extensible archive format. Important
design decisions include an easily extensible XML table of contents for random
access to archived files; storing the table at the beginning of the archive to
allow for efficient handling of streamed archives; the ability to handle files
of arbitrarily large sizes; the ability to choose independent encodings for
individual files in the archive; the ability to store checksums for individual
files in both compressed and uncompressed form; the ability to query the table
of content's rich meta-data.

NOTE: This script builds a fork of the original XAR project developed by Rob
Braun at The forked project includes several bug fixes and

Maintained by: Philip Lacroix
Keywords: extensible archiver,compression,archive
ChangeLog: xar


Source Downloads:
xar-1.6.1.tar.gz (a624535d6a1e8fdf420b36a6b334047b)

Download SlackBuild:
xar.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.1

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