yes, the 'dar' extfs plugin works fine! That's exactly what I was
looking for. Good work, many thanks.
I noticed it's very fast to open (browse) a big dar archive - much
faster than opening an equivalent '.tar.gz'. When restoring a directory
with many files it's a bit slow, maybe just because mc displays each
file being restored? Anyway, I can use dar or dar_manager at the
command-line for big restores. Even then, your plugin is a great help to
check first if / where the wanted files are in the archive.
I'll do some more tests this week and let you know how they went. Have
you posted this success in a dar forum?
I'm sure many of the dar users (few, but smart :-) can profit from
My first (successful) restore tests were with dar version 2.2.2. I
noticed your comment in 'udar' : 'dar version >= 2.3.0' and next tests
will be with 2.3.1.
Just one more question: "# Limitations: # - Block and character special
files are not handled". Could you explain this a bit? I found a
description for "Block special files" at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_device , but not sure if that's
what you mean.
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