C Archiving

Open-source C projects categorized as Archiving

Top 4 C Archiving Projects

  • libarchive

    Multi-format archive and compression library

    Project mention: Best File Formats for Archiving | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-07-26

    Nitpicking one point:

    > On non-Linux systems, additional software is required. Thus, TAR+GZIP is not established in our sense.

    However, "established" means:

    > 1. The file format has already been around for a long time.

    > 2. The file format is supported by several vendors (and not just by a single company).

    > 3. The file format is platform-independent, i.e., it enjoys support on Windows machines, Macs, and Unix-based systems.

    Point #3 strikes me as odd since there's been tar support on Windows for a long time (and vendor support from Apple since OS X). To double-check, libarchive's release notes mention "Much improved Windows support, thanks largely to Michihiro NAKAJIMA. In particular, the test suites now build and run on Windows" back in 2009 at https://github.com/libarchive/libarchive/wiki/ReleaseNotes -- and that's only one of many ways to use tar on Windows.

    So, perhaps the author means the OS vendor must supply a tar implementation to be "established"?

    Thing is, "BSD-tar has been included in Microsoft Windows since Windows 10 April 2018 Update" says https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing)#History and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/community/te... says "you'll also be able to extract files in formats in addition to .zip (like .tar.gz, for example)."

    Okay, so perhaps the author wasn't quite up to date with Windows?

    But elsewhere the author says this about FLAC:

    > Apple products (iOS, Mac, Safari) do not natively support FLAC — quite possibly because Apple has its own lossless audio format, ALAC. However, players for FLAC can be easily found also for Apple systems. FLAC is thus an established file format.

    I don't see how FLAC can be an established format when tar+gz is not.

  • pgBackRest

    Reliable PostgreSQL Backup & Restore

    Project mention: How to backup database | reddit.com/r/PostgreSQL | 2022-11-29

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  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

  • squashfs-tools

    tools to create and extract Squashfs filesystems

    Project mention: How to get Kali tools and Snap on a Chromebook | dev.to | 2022-03-10

    You need to install a few dependencies, notably the SquashFS and FUSE, and Snap itself:

  • wget-lua

    Wget-AT is a modern Wget with Lua hooks, Zstandard (+dictionary) WARC compression and URL-agnostic deduplication.

    Project mention: Kiwix - Access Wikipedia (And More) With no Internet | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2021-12-04

    There are updates changed names but still use more frequent updates than the dumps to get started. I know there is kiwix and xowa. Could probably build it up to current and use wget-at to scrap wikipedia solo. If you want it in html it'll proboy only be a hundred 100TB give or take. I'm wondering if any of the groups are still active on IRC. Saw mentions of a few but I lost my place in all the mobile chrome tabs.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-11-29.

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Project Stars
1 libarchive 1,895
2 pgBackRest 1,403
3 squashfs-tools 418
4 wget-lua 53
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