ghc-tar - Reading, writing and manipulating ".tar" archive files

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Distribution openSUSE Leap 15.1
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename ghc-tar-
Package name ghc-tar
Package version
Package release lp151.1.2
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category Development/Libraries/Haskell
License BSD-3-Clause
Maintainer -
Download size 114.25 KB
Installed size 586.68 KB
This library is for working with "'.tar'" archive files. It can read and write
a range of common variations of archive format including V7, POSIX USTAR and
GNU formats.
It provides support for packing and unpacking portable archives. This makes it
suitable for distribution but not backup because details like file ownership
and exact permissions are not preserved.
It also provides features for random access to archive content using an index.


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Source Package ghc-tar-

Install Howto

Install ghc-tar rpm package:

# zypper install ghc-tar




2018-10-19 - Peter Simons <>
- Update Cabal build instructions to support ghc-8.6.1.
2018-07-18 -
- Cosmetic: replace tabs with blanks, strip trailing white space,
and update copyright headers with spec-cleaner.
2018-05-14 -
- Update tar to version
* Add support for GHC 8.4.1 / base-4.11
* Add `Semigroup` instance for `Entries`
2017-08-03 -
- Updated with latest spec-cleaner version 0.9.8-8-geadfbbf.
2016-07-10 -
- Update to version revision 0 with cabal2obs.
2016-05-04 -
- update to
* Fix tarbomb logic to ignore special PAX entries. Was breaking many valid tarballs.
2016-05-01 -
- update to
* Fix compatability when using ghc-7.4.x and directory >= 1.2.3
2016-01-15 -
- update to
* Change type of Index.serialise to be simply strict bytestring.
* Preserve file timestamps on unpack
2016-01-11 -
- update to
* revert accidental minor API change in 0.4.x series (the type of the owner and
group name strings). The and releases contained the accidental
API change.
* Add a handy foldlEntries function
* Build and warning fixes for GHC 7.10 and 8.0
* New Index module function toList to get all index entries
* New Index function unfinalise to extend existing index
+ 9x faster reading
+ 9x faster index construction
+ 24x faster index extension
* More compact entry types, using ByteStrings
* More Eq and Show instances
* Greater QC test coverage
* Fix minor bug in reading non-standard v7 format entries
2015-11-19 -
- initial commit

See Also

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