Star is a very fast, POSIX-compliant tar archiver. 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 "tar", "Sun-Tar", "cpio", "pax", and "gnutar". 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 let it be used for full and incremental backups. It includes the only known platform independent "rmt" server program.
released on 2 August 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||6 October 2004|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?group_id=9|
|Developer||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/star-developers|
|Support||Mailing List Info/Archive||http://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/star-users|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 August 2005.