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Functions for creating ar‐.

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

NAME

archive_write_fail, archive_write_close, archive_write_finish, archive_write_free — func‐ tions for creating archives

LIBRARY

Streaming Archive Library (libarchive, -larchive)

SYNOPSIS

#include <archive.h> int archive_write_fail(struct archive *); int archive_write_close(struct archive *); int archive_write_finish(struct archive *); int archive_write_free(struct archive *);

DESCRIPTION

archive_write_fail() Always returns ARCHIVE_FATAL. This marks the archive object as being unusable; after calling this function, the only call that can succeed is archive_write_free() to release the resources. This can be used to speed recovery when the archive cre‐ ation must be aborted. Note that the created archive is likely to be malformed in this case; archive_write_close() Complete the archive and invoke the close callback. archive_write_finish() This is a deprecated synonym for archive_write_free(). archive_write_free() Invokes archive_write_close() if necessary, then releases all resources. If you need detailed information about archive_write_close() failures, you should be care‐ ful to call it separately, as you cannot obtain error information after archive_write_free() returns.

RETURN VALUES

These functions return ARCHIVE_OK on success, or ARCHIVE_FATAL.

ERRORS

Detailed error codes and textual descriptions are available from the archive_errno() and archive_error_string() functions.

SEE ALSO

tar(1), libarchive(3), archive_write_set_options(3), cpio(5), mtree(5), tar(5)
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refer to archive_write_set_options(3) | cpio(5) | libarchive(3) | mtree(5) | tar(1) | tar(5)