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SCons / src / engine / SCons / Tool / tar.xml


This file is processed by the bin/SConsDoc.py module.
See its __doc__ string for a discussion of the format.
<tool name="tar">
Sets construction variables for the &tar; archiver.

<builder name="Tar">
Builds a tar archive of the specified files
and/or directories.
Unlike most builder methods,
builder method may be called multiple times
for a given target;
each additional call
adds to the list of entries
that will be built into the archive.
Any source directories will
be scanned for changes to
any on-disk files,
regardless of whether or not
knows about them from other Builder or function calls.

env.Tar('src.tar', 'src')

# Create the stuff.tar file.
env.Tar('stuff', ['subdir1', 'subdir2'])
# Also add "another" to the stuff.tar file.
env.Tar('stuff', 'another')

# Set TARFLAGS to create a gzip-filtered archive.
env = Environment(TARFLAGS = '-c -z')
env.Tar('foo.tar.gz', 'foo')

# Also set the suffix to .tgz.
env = Environment(TARFLAGS = '-c -z',
                  TARSUFFIX = '.tgz')

<cvar name="TAR">
The tar archiver.

<cvar name="TARCOM">
The command line used to call the tar archiver.

<cvar name="TARCOMSTR">
The string displayed when archiving files
using the tar archiver.
If this is not set, then &cv-link-TARCOM; (the command line) is displayed.

env = Environment(TARCOMSTR = "Archiving $TARGET")

<cvar name="TARFLAGS">
General options passed to the tar archiver.

<cvar name="TARSUFFIX">
The suffix used for tar file names.