[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 20:06:37 +0200

From: "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake@acm.org>
> Thomas Heller writes:
>  > Hm. I also want to work with tar and tar.gz files. Is there any
>  > intend to add a tarfile module to the Python library?
> Several tar libraries have been written, and there have been several
> requests for something like this to be more readily available.  I
> found some old links in mail archives, but they were pretty old, and
> not all worked.
> There's a TAR writer in Zope:
> http://cvs.zope.org/Zope2/lib/python/App/tar.py
> I don't know if a TAR reader is currently available, though.
Currently I use one by Lars Gustäbel http://www.gustaebel.de/lars/tarfile.
It is pretty new, but according to the docs seems pretty feature complete
(but then, what do I know...). Lars even added back a zipfile-compatible
interface on my suggestion.

There are a handful others also, but I haven't used them.