Star is a very fast, POSIX-compliant tar archiver, maintained for more than 30 years. It saves many files together into a single tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the archive. It includes command line interfaces for the "tar", "Sun-Tar", "cpio", "pax", and "gnutar" command-line syntax. It includes a FIFO for speed, a pattern matcher, multi-volume support, the ability to archive sparse files and ACLs, the ability to archive extended file flags, automatic archive format detection, automatic byte order recognition, automatic archive compression/decompression, remote archives, and special features that allow star to be used for full and incremental backups. It includes the only known platform independent "rmt" server program.
|Tags||Archiving backup Compression Installation/Setup Networking Utilities|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X Windows Windows POSIX|
Release Notes: Better signal handling for NFS files, better handling for multi volume change operations, a workaround for incorrect buffer overflow messages from newer GCC versions, support for -xz and -lzip compression, many new -find operators, support for nanosecond timestamps on AIX, and several new supported platforms including cross compilation for Android.
Release Notes: Many new platforms are supported. 64-bit compile support has been added for several platforms. A bug has been fixed that, under some constraints, printed the output on stderr instead of the expected stdout. Star -X name now works correctly. A workaround has been added for some POSIX violations introduced by POSIX.1-2008, and to deal with the problems that have been introduced by POSIX.1-2008 compliant platforms.
Release Notes: CLI support was added for classical tar, cpio, pax, and gnutar. Reliable incremental backup and restore have been implemented using the basic ideas from ufsdump and ufsrestore. A configurable error control mechanism allows the user to selectively ignore certain problems. Star now implements a fast and reliable -copy option. Star now implements true and efficient sparse file support for Solaris 11 (and Solaris 10 updates). Star now implements reliable multi-volume support with automated tape end/size recognition. Star now uses "libfind" and thus allows the use of find(1) syntax in star command lines.
Release Notes: star -version now prints the compile options. Star has been prepared for a future POSIX.1-2001 extended tar header keyword, "SCHILY.acl.type". Incremental dump mode now compares whether info->f_mtime >= Newer.tv_sec.
Release Notes: The case of "star -f /dev/stdout" is caught and star is still allowed to avoid adding the archive file to the archive. The new diffopts=symperm feature allows you to exclude comparing permissions with symlinks.