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archive_read(3)        FreeBSD Library Functions Manual        archive_read(3)

NAME
     archive_read_new, archive_read_support_compression_all,
     archive_read_support_compression_bzip2,
     archive_read_support_compression_compress,
     archive_read_support_compression_gzip,
     archive_read_support_compression_none,
     archive_read_support_compression_program,
     archive_read_support_format_all, archive_read_support_format_cpio,
     archive_read_support_format_empty, archive_read_support_format_iso9660,
     archive_read_support_format_tar, archive_read_support_format_zip,
     archive_read_open, archive_read_open2, archive_read_open_fd,
     archive_read_open_FILE, archive_read_open_filename,
     archive_read_open_memory, archive_read_next_header, archive_read_data,
     archive_read_data_block, archive_read_data_skip,
     archive_read_data_into_buffer, archive_read_data_into_fd,
     archive_read_extract, archive_read_extract_set_progress_callback,
     archive_read_close, archive_read_finish - functions for reading streaming
     archives

SYNOPSIS
     #include <archive.h>

     struct archive *
     archive_read_new(void);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_all(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_bzip2(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_compress(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_gzip(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_none(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_compression_program(struct archive *,
         const char *cmd);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_all(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_cpio(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_empty(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_iso9660(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_tar(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_support_format_zip(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_open(struct archive *, void *client_data,
         archive_open_callback *, archive_read_callback *,
         archive_close_callback *);

     int
     archive_read_open2(struct archive *, void *client_data,
         archive_open_callback *, archive_read_callback *,
         archive_skip_callback *, archive_close_callback *);

     int
     archive_read_open_FILE(struct archive *, FILE *file);

     int
     archive_read_open_fd(struct archive *, int fd, size_t block_size);

     int
     archive_read_open_filename(struct archive *, const char *filename,
         size_t block_size);

     int
     archive_read_open_memory(struct archive *, void *buff, size_t size);

     int
     archive_read_next_header(struct archive *, struct archive_entry **);

     ssize_t
     archive_read_data(struct archive *, void *buff, size_t len);

     int
     archive_read_data_block(struct archive *, const void **buff, size_t *len,
         off_t *offset);

     int
     archive_read_data_skip(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_data_into_buffer(struct archive *, void *, ssize_t len);

     int
     archive_read_data_into_fd(struct archive *, int fd);

     int
     archive_read_extract(struct archive *, struct archive_entry *,
         int flags);

     void
     archive_read_extract_set_progress_callback(struct archive *,
         void (*func)(void *), void *user_data);

     int
     archive_read_close(struct archive *);

     int
     archive_read_finish(struct archive *);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions provide a complete API for reading streaming archives.
     The general process is to first create the struct archive object, set
     options, initialize the reader, iterate over the archive headers and
     associated data, then close the archive and release all resources.  The
     following summary describes the functions in approximately the order they
     would be used:
     archive_read_new()
             Allocates and initializes a struct archive object suitable for
             reading from an archive.
     archive_read_support_compression_all(),
             archive_read_support_compression_bzip2(),
             archive_read_support_compression_compress(),
             archive_read_support_compression_gzip(),
             archive_read_support_compression_none()
             Enables auto-detection code and decompression support for the
             specified compression.  Note that ``none'' is always enabled by
             default.  For convenience, archive_read_support_compression_all()
             enables all available decompression code.
     archive_read_support_compression_program()
             Data is fed through the specified external program before being
             dearchived.  Note that this disables automatic detection of the
             compression format, so it makes no sense to specify this in
             conjunction with any other decompression option.
     archive_read_support_format_all(), archive_read_support_format_cpio(),
             archive_read_support_format_empty(),
             archive_read_support_format_iso9660(),
             archive_read_support_format_tar,()
             archive_read_support_format_zip()
             Enables support---including auto-detection code---for the
             specified archive format.  For example,
             archive_read_support_format_tar() enables support for a variety
             of standard tar formats, old-style tar, ustar, pax interchange
             format, and many common variants.  For convenience,
             archive_read_support_format_all() enables support for all
             available formats.  Only empty archives are supported by default.
     archive_read_open()
             The same as archive_read_open2(), except that the skip callback
             is assumed to be NULL.
     archive_read_open2()
             Freeze the settings, open the archive, and prepare for reading
             entries.  This is the most generic version of this call, which
             accepts four callback functions.  Most clients will want to use
             archive_read_open_filename(), archive_read_open_FILE(),
             archive_read_open_fd(), or archive_read_open_memory() instead.
             The library invokes the client-provided functions to obtain raw
             bytes from the archive.
     archive_read_open_FILE()
             Like archive_read_open(), except that it accepts a FILE *
             pointer.  This function should not be used with tape drives or
             other devices that require strict I/O blocking.
     archive_read_open_fd()
             Like archive_read_open(), except that it accepts a file
             descriptor and block size rather than a set of function pointers.
             Note that the file descriptor will not be automatically closed at
             end-of-archive.  This function is safe for use with tape drives
             or other blocked devices.
     archive_read_open_file()
             This is a deprecated synonym for archive_read_open_filename().
     archive_read_open_filename()
             Like archive_read_open(), except that it accepts a simple
             filename and a block size.  A NULL filename represents standard
             input.  This function is safe for use with tape drives or other
             blocked devices.
     archive_read_open_memory()
             Like archive_read_open(), except that it accepts a pointer and
             size of a block of memory containing the archive data.
     archive_read_next_header()
             Read the header for the next entry and return a pointer to a
             struct archive_entry.
     archive_read_data()
             Read data associated with the header just read.  Internally, this
             is a convenience function that calls archive_read_data_block()
             and fills any gaps with nulls so that callers see a single
             continuous stream of data.
     archive_read_data_block()
             Return the next available block of data for this entry.  Unlike
             archive_read_data(), the archive_read_data_block() function
             avoids copying data and allows you to correctly handle sparse
             files, as supported by some archive formats.  The library
             guarantees that offsets will increase and that blocks will not
             overlap.  Note that the blocks returned from this function can be
             much larger than the block size read from disk, due to
             compression and internal buffer optimizations.
     archive_read_data_skip()
             A convenience function that repeatedly calls
             archive_read_data_block() to skip all of the data for this
             archive entry.
     archive_read_data_into_buffer()
             This function is deprecated and will be removed.  Use
             archive_read_data() instead.
     archive_read_data_into_fd()
             A convenience function that repeatedly calls
             archive_read_data_block() to copy the entire entry to the
             provided file descriptor.
     archive_read_extract(), archive_read_extract_set_skip_file()
             A convenience function that wraps the corresponding
             archive_write_disk(3) interfaces.  The first call to
             archive_read_extract() creates a restore object using
             archive_write_disk_new(3) and
             archive_write_disk_set_standard_lookup(3), then transparently
             invokes archive_write_disk_set_options(3),
             archive_write_header(3), archive_write_data(3), and
             archive_write_finish_entry(3) to create the entry on disk and
             copy data into it.  The flags argument is passed unmodified to
             archive_write_disk_set_options(3).
     archive_read_extract_set_progress_callback()
             Sets a pointer to a user-defined callback that can be used for
             updating progress displays during extraction.  The progress
             function will be invoked during the extraction of large regular
             files.  The progress function will be invoked with the pointer
             provided to this call.  Generally, the data pointed to should
             include a reference to the archive object and the archive_entry
             object so that various statistics can be retrieved for the
             progress display.
     archive_read_close()
             Complete the archive and invoke the close callback.
     archive_read_finish()
             Invokes archive_read_close() if it was not invoked manually, then
             release all resources.  Note: In libarchive 1.x, this function
             was declared to return void, which made it impossible to detect
             certain errors when archive_read_close() was invoked implicitly
             from this function.  The declaration is corrected beginning with
             libarchive 2.0.

     Note that the library determines most of the relevant information about
     the archive by inspection.  In particular, it automatically detects
     gzip(1) or bzip2(1) compression and transparently performs the
     appropriate decompression.  It also automatically detects the archive
     format.

     A complete description of the struct archive and struct archive_entry
     objects can be found in the overview manual page for libarchive(3).

CLIENT CALLBACKS
     The callback functions must match the following prototypes:

           typedef ssize_t archive_read_callback(struct archive *, void
           *client_data, const void **buffer)

           typedef int archive_skip_callback(struct archive *, void
           *client_data, size_t request)

           typedef int archive_open_callback(struct archive *, void
           *client_data)

           typedef int archive_close_callback(struct archive *, void
           *client_data)

     The open callback is invoked by archive_open().  It should return
     ARCHIVE_OK if the underlying file or data source is successfully opened.
     If the open fails, it should call archive_set_error() to register an
     error code and message and return ARCHIVE_FATAL.

     The read callback is invoked whenever the library requires raw bytes from
     the archive.  The read callback should read data into a buffer, set the
     const void **buffer argument to point to the available data, and return a
     count of the number of bytes available.  The library will invoke the read
     callback again only after it has consumed this data.  The library imposes
     no constraints on the size of the data blocks returned.  On end-of-file,
     the read callback should return zero.  On error, the read callback should
     invoke archive_set_error() to register an error code and message and
     return -1.

     The skip callback is invoked when the library wants to ignore a block of
     data.  The return value is the number of bytes actually skipped, which
     may differ from the request.  If the callback cannot skip data, it should
     return zero.  If the skip callback is not provided (the function pointer
     is NULL ), the library will invoke the read function instead and simply
     discard the result.  A skip callback can provide significant performance
     gains when reading uncompressed archives from slow disk drives or other
     media that can skip quickly.

     The close callback is invoked by archive_close when the archive
     processing is complete.  The callback should return ARCHIVE_OK on
     success.  On failure, the callback should invoke archive_set_error() to
     register an error code and message and return ARCHIVE_FATAL.

EXAMPLE
     The following illustrates basic usage of the library.  In this example,
     the callback functions are simply wrappers around the standard open(2),
     read(2), and close(2) system calls.

           void
           list_archive(const char *name)
           {
             struct mydata *mydata;
             struct archive *a;
             struct archive_entry *entry;

             mydata = malloc(sizeof(struct mydata));
             a = archive_read_new();
             mydata->name = name;
             archive_read_support_compression_all(a);
             archive_read_support_format_all(a);
             archive_read_open(a, mydata, myopen, myread, myclose);
             while (archive_read_next_header(a, &entry) == ARCHIVE_OK) {
               printf("%s\n",archive_entry_pathname(entry));
               archive_read_data_skip(a);
             }
             archive_read_finish(a);
             free(mydata);
           }

           ssize_t
           myread(struct archive *a, void *client_data, const void **buff)
           {
             struct mydata *mydata = client_data;

             *buff = mydata->buff;
             return (read(mydata->fd, mydata->buff, 10240));
           }

           int
           myopen(struct archive *a, void *client_data)
           {
             struct mydata *mydata = client_data;

             mydata->fd = open(mydata->name, O_RDONLY);
             return (mydata->fd >= 0 ? ARCHIVE_OK : ARCHIVE_FATAL);
           }

           int
           myclose(struct archive *a, void *client_data)
           {
             struct mydata *mydata = client_data;

             if (mydata->fd > 0)
               close(mydata->fd);
             return (ARCHIVE_OK);
           }

RETURN VALUES
     Most functions return zero on success, non-zero on error.  The possible
     return codes include: ARCHIVE_OK (the operation succeeded), ARCHIVE_WARN
     (the operation succeeded but a non-critical error was encountered),
     ARCHIVE_EOF (end-of-archive was encountered), ARCHIVE_RETRY (the
     operation failed but can be retried), and ARCHIVE_FATAL (there was a
     fatal error; the archive should be closed immediately).  Detailed error
     codes and textual descriptions are available from the archive_errno() and
     archive_error_string() functions.

     archive_read_new() returns a pointer to a freshly allocated struct
     archive object.  It returns NULL on error.

     archive_read_data() returns a count of bytes actually read or zero at the
     end of the entry.  On error, a value of ARCHIVE_FATAL, ARCHIVE_WARN, or
     ARCHIVE_RETRY is returned and an error code and textual description can
     be retrieved from the archive_errno() and archive_error_string()
     functions.

     The library expects the client callbacks to behave similarly.  If there
     is an error, you can use archive_set_error() to set an appropriate error
     code and description, then return one of the non-zero values above.
     (Note that the value eventually returned to the client may not be the
     same; many errors that are not critical at the level of basic I/O can
     prevent the archive from being properly read, thus most I/O errors
     eventually cause ARCHIVE_FATAL to be returned.)

SEE ALSO
     tar(1), archive(3), archive_util(3), tar(5)

HISTORY
     The libarchive library first appeared in FreeBSD 5.3.

AUTHORS
     The libarchive library was written by Tim Kientzle <kientzle@acm.org>.

BUGS
     Many traditional archiver programs treat empty files as valid empty
     archives.  For example, many implementations of tar(1) allow you to
     append entries to an empty file.  Of course, it is impossible to
     determine the format of an empty file by inspecting the contents, so this
     library treats empty files as having a special ``empty'' format.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE         August 19, 2006        FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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