Release Notes: Fixes a problem in star with "star --xattr -find relative_path ...". Star (spax) no longer extracts files with the original UID/GID if run by root unless the option -po or -pe is in use. The new option -xcopy is an alias for -copy -sparse -acl. Supports extraction of time stamps with nanosecond granularity on platforms that support utimensat(). Supports extraction of time stamps for symlinks using utimensat(AT_FDCWD, name, tp, AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW). A new option -uncond-rename to tell star to ask for a rename even when a recent file with the original name is present.
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.
Release Notes: A page aligned buffer is now also used in the -no-fifo to improve speed. scpio now prints the CPIO message "xxx blocks" instead of the Star statistics line. A new -cpio-statistics option also causes CPIO style statistics to be output. An -xmeta option allows you to "extract" meta files from a star archive that has been created with "star -c -meta". A -link-data option allows star to add data to hard links in archives. Record locking is now performed on the /etc/tardumps file.
Release Notes: "star -diff -sparse" no longer compares "sparseness" for hardlinks if there is no data for the file in the archive.
Release Notes: This release fixes a core dump problem with gcc compiled binaries and -data-change-warn. The file star-symtable is now written in a way that is safe against system crashes during writes. To keep directory time stamps, star no longer recreates symlinks and special files in incremental restore mode if the files are identical.
Release Notes: A bug that caused star to accept "foo//..//../bar" as a safe filename for extraction was fixed.