[erlang-bugs] erl_tar:add cannot alter archives

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Wed Mar 4 14:15:46 CET 2009


On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Mike Ziebeck <> wrote:
> Hello,
>  using erl_tar:add existing tar archives cannot be
>  altered. Existing file entries are dropped.

Yes. The functionality for updating existing tar files is entirely
missing from erl_tar.

>  The manual does not tell anything about that limit.
>  (As it would do about e.g. module:zip)

I will update the documentation in R13A.

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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