tarfile and end-of-tape
lars at gustaebel.de
Tue Aug 5 12:58:39 CEST 2003
On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:29:34 -0500, Josh Smith wrote:
> In Python 2.3 there is a new library for handling tarfiles. However,
> there doesn't seem to be any documentation on handling end-of-tape
> conditions. I've googled for it and checked the docs, I've even looked
> into the modules src and all I found was an end of file exception that
> might do what I'm looking for, but might not.
Tape device support is implemented only rudimentarily in tarfile because
that is not its focus. End-of-tape conditions are not specially handled
except that you get the typical system errors if you try to write on a
Please note that tarfile.open() takes an optional fileobj argument which
you could use to pass a custom file-like object that sits between tarfile
and your tape device.
> Anyone have any pointers/help?
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