bugGNU tar - Bugs: bug #56668, [Feature Request]: Add lz4 support


bug #56668: [Feature Request]: Add lz4 support

Submitter:  Evan Greenup <evgrup>
Submitted:  Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:58:57 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Need Info
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Fri 26 Jul 2019 06:48:04 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi Evan,

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll consider adding the new option.  Meanwhile, please note that you don't necessarily need shell pipe to create lz4 compressed archives. It is as simple as:

  tar -Ilz4 [other options]

The -I (uppercase "i") option is used to run any compressor program not directly supported by tar.

Sergey Poznyakoff <gray>
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Thu 25 Jul 2019 10:58:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

Currently, GNU Tar doesn't support lz4. Even if this action can be done via the shell pipe. However, it is not convenient. The version of GNU Tar I use is  1.32 .

It would be awesome if there is an option "--lz4" as an alternative to "--zstd", "gzip", and "--bzip2"

The version of Tar I used: 1.32

Evan Greenup <evgrup>


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