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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

tar(3HEAD)

Name

tar.h, tar - extended tar definitions

Synopsis

#include <tar.h>

Description

The <tar.h> header defines header block definitions as follows.

General definitions:

Name
Value
Description
TMAGIC
"ustar"
ustar plus null byte
TMAGLEN
6
length of the above
TVERSION
"00"
00 without a null byte
TVERSLEN
2
length of the above

Typeflag field definitions:

Name
Value
Description
REGTYPE
'0'
regular file
AREGTYPE
'\0'
regular file
LNKTYPE
'1'
link
SYMTYPE
'2'
symbolic link
CHRTYPE
'3'
character special
BLKTYPE
'4'
block special
DIRTYPE
'5'
directory
FIFOTYPE
'6'
FIFO special
CONTTYPE
'7'
reserved

Mode field bit definitions (octal):

Name
Value
Description
TSUID
04000
set UID on execution
TSGID
02000
set GID on execution
TSVTX
01000
on directories, restricted
deletion flag
TUREAD
00400
read by owner
TUWRITE
00200
write by owner special
TUEXEC
00100
execute/search by owner
TGREAD
00040
read by group
TGWRITE
00020
write by group
TGEXEC
00010
execute/search by group
TOREAD
00004
read by other
TOWRITE
00002
write by other
TOEXEC
00001
execute/search by other

Types used in ancillary files:

Name
Value
Description
ACL_HDR
'A'
Access Control List
LBL_TYPE
'L'
Trusted Extensions file label
DIR_TYPE
'D'
Trusted Extensions directory label

Attribute types used in Trusted Solaris ancillary files that are interpreted by Trusted Extensions for backward compatibility:

Name
Value
Description
SLD_TYPE
'S'
Single-level directory component
PATH_TYPE
'P'
Path component
MLD_TYPE
'M'
Multi-level directory component
FILE_TYPE
'F'
Must handle files differently
APRIV_TYPE
'P'
Allowed privileges data type in file
FPRIV_TYPE
'p'
Forced privileges data type in file
COMP_TYPE
'C'
Path components, use for MLD
ATTR_FLAG_TYPE
'F'
File attribute flag bytes data type
LK_COMP_TYPE
'K'
Link data path component

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
Standard
See below.

For the general definitions, the typeflag field definitions, and the mode field bit definitions, see standards(7).

See Also

pax(1), attributes(7), standards(7)