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+====================+ | Tar File Interface | +====================+
Author: Charles E. Campbell <[email protected]> (remove NOSPAM from Campbell's email first) Copyright 2005-2017: The VIM LICENSE (see copyright) applies to the files in this package, including tarPlugin.vim, tar.vim, and pi_tar.txt. Like anything else that's except use "tar.vim" instead of "VIM". Like anything else that's free, tar.vim and its associated files are provided as is and comes with no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. No guarantees of merchantability. No guarantees of suitability for any purpose. By using this plugin, you agree that in no event will the copyright holder be liable for any damages resulting from the use of this software. Use at your own risk!

1. Contents tar tar-contents

1. Contents..................................................|tar-contents| 2. Usage.....................................................|tar-usage| 3. Options...................................................|tar-options| 4. History...................................................|tar-history|
When one edits a *.tar file, this plugin will handle displaying a contents page. Select a file to edit by moving the cursor atop the desired file, then hit the <return> key. After editing, one may also write to the file. Currently, one may not make a new file in tar archives via the plugin.
:TarDiff [filename]
This command will attempt to show the differences between the tarball version of a file and the associated file on the system. In order to find that file on the system, the script uses the path associated with the file mentioned in the tarball. If the current directory is not correct for that path, :TarDiff will fail to find the associated file.
If the [filename] is given, that filename (and path) will be used to specify the associated file.
If for some reason you do not wish to use vim to examine tar'd files, you may put the following two variables into your <.vimrc> to prevent the tar plugin from loading:
let g:loaded_tarPlugin= 1
let g:loaded_tar      = 1

3. Options tar-options

These options are variables that one may change, typically in one's <.vimrc> file. Default Variable Value Explanation g:tar_browseoptions "Ptf" used to get a list of contents g:tar_readoptions "OPxf" used to extract a file from a tarball g:tar_cmd "tar" the name of the tar program g:tar_nomax 0 if true, file window will not be maximized g:tar_secure undef if exists: "--"s will be used to prevent unwanted option expansion in tar commands. Please be sure that your tar command accepts "--"; Posix compliant tar utilities do accept them. if not exists: The tar plugin will reject any tar files or member files that begin with "-" Not all tar's support the "--" which is why it isn't default. g:tar_writeoptions "uf" used to update/replace a file

4. History tar-history

v31 Apr 02, 2017 * (klartext) reported that browsing encrypted files in a zip archive created unencrypted swap files. I am applying a similar fix used on zip.vim to tar.vim: new buffers are opened with :noswapfile. May 16, 2017 * When the mouse option isn't empty, the leftmouse can be used to select a file in the tar-file listing. v30 Apr 22, 2014 * .tgz files are ambiguous: they may have been compressed with either gzip or bzip2. Tar.vim disambiguates by using unix's "file" command. Feb 18, 2016 * Changed =~ to =~# where appropriate Feb 18, 2017 * Now also permits xz decompression v28 Jun 23, 2011 * a few more decompression options (tbz tb2 txz) v27 May 31, 2011 * moved cygwin detection before g:tar_copycmd handling * inserted additional :keepj modifiers * changed silent to sil! (:silent) v26 Aug 09, 2010 * uses buffer-local instead of window variables to hold tarfile name * inserted keepj before 0d to protect jump list v25 Jun 19, 2010 * (Jan Steffens) added support for xz compression v24 Apr 07, 2009 * :Untarvim command implemented Sep 28, 2009 * Added lzma support v22 Aug 08, 2008 * security fixes v16 Jun 06, 2008 * tarfile:: used instead of tarfile: when editing files inside tarballs. Fixes a problem with tarballs called things like c:\abc.tar. (tnx to Bill McCarthy) v14 May 09, 2008 * arno caught a security bug May 28, 2008 * various security improvements. Now requires patch 299 which provides the fnameescape() function May 30, 2008 * allows one to view *.gz and *.bz2 files that are in *.tar files. v12 Sep 07, 2007 * &shq now used if not the empty string for g:tar_shq v10 May 02, 2006 * now using "redraw then echo" to show messages, instead of "echo and prompt user" v9 May 02, 2006 * improved detection of masquerading as tar file v8 May 02, 2006 * allows editing of files that merely masquerade as tar files v7 Mar 22, 2006 * work on making tar plugin work across network Mar 27, 2006 * g:tar_cmd now available for users to change the name of the tar program to be used. By default, of course, it's "tar". v6 Dec 21, 2005 * writing to files not in directories caused problems - fixed (pointed out by Christian Robinson) v5 Nov 22, 2005 * report option workaround installed v3 Sep 16, 2005 * handles writing files in an archive back to the archive Oct 18, 2005 * <amatch> used instead of <afile> in autocmds Oct 18, 2005 * handles writing to compressed archives Nov 03, 2005 * handles writing tarfiles across a network using netrw#NetWrite() v2 * converted to use Vim7's new autoload feature by Bram Moolenaar v1 (original) * Michael Toren (see http://michael.toren.net/code/)
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