PROLOG | NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | APPLICATION USAGE | RATIONALE | FUTURE DIRECTIONS | SEE ALSO | COPYRIGHT

tar.h(0P)                 POSIX Programmer's Manual                tar.h(0P)

PROLOG         top

       This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer's Manual.  The Linux
       implementation of this interface may differ (consult the
       corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or
       the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME         top

       tar.h — extended tar definitions

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <tar.h>

DESCRIPTION         top

       The <tar.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants with
       the indicated values.

       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.                     │
 └────────────────┴─────────────────┴──────────────────────────────────────────────┘
       The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE         top

       None.

RATIONALE         top

       None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS         top

       None.

SEE ALSO         top

       The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1‐2008, pax(1p)

COPYRIGHT         top

       Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
       from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information
       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
       Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the
       Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open
       Group.  (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1
       applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and
       the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and
       The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original
       Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .

       Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are
       most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the
       source files to man page format. To report such errors, see
       https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .

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