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Functions for creating archives.

February 2, 2012
ARCHIVE_WRITE_DATA(3)              BSD Library Functions Manual             ARCHIVE_WRITE_DATA(3)

NAME archive_write_data — functions for creating archives
LIBRARY Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)
SYNOPSIS #include <archive.h> la_ssize_t archive_write_data(struct archive *, const void *, size_t);
DESCRIPTION Write data corresponding to the header just written.
RETURN VALUES This function returns the number of bytes actually written, or a negative error code on error.
ERRORS Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the archive_errno() and archive_error_string() functions.
BUGS In libarchive 3.x, this function sometimes returns zero on success instead of returning the number of bytes written. Specifically, this occurs when writing to an archive_write_disk handle. Clients should treat any value less than zero as an error and consider any non-neg‐ ative value as success.
SEE ALSO tar(1), libarchive(3), archive_write_finish_entry(3), archive_write_set_options(3), cpio(5), mtree(5), tar(5)
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archive_write_data(3) referred by archive_read_extract(3) | archive_write(3) | archive_write_finish_entry(3)
refer to archive_write_finish_entry(3) | archive_write_set_options(3) | cpio(5) | libarchive(3) | mtree(5) | tar(1) | tar(5)