[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #635: 'tahoe make-tarball' command

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Thu Feb 19 00:41:12 UTC 2009


#635: 'tahoe make-tarball' command
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 Reporter:  warner             |           Owner:           
     Type:  enhancement        |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  major              |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-frontend-cli  |         Version:  1.3.0    
 Keywords:                     |   Launchpad_bug:           
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 It would be neat if there were a command to recursively copy a subtree out
 of a tahoe directory, but instead of writing the files to disk, it  would
 write a tarball to stdout.

 This would easily preserve all the usual unix metadata (in particular
 ownerid/groupid/permissions) which could be stored by a backup tool but
 which can't normally be set by the recovery tool unless it's working as
 root. It would also provide a way to handle things that aren't normal
 files (device nodes, symlinks, etc).

 We could also implement the reverse direction: accept a tarball and store
 its contents in Tahoe.

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Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/635>
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