Thanks for responding! There are libraries that already deal with making Tar(and other archive formats) files much better than bagit-java ever could simply because they have more resources to maintain and add new features.
After a quick search here are two that you could use
Would it help to create an examples folder and show how you would create a tar yourself when using bagit-java?
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terry Brady
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] bagit java version
I am glad to hear that the bagit library will be enhanced.
At Georgetown, I have integrated the the bagit java library into our FileAnalyzer application. We use this application for a number of digitization related tasks.
Our real use case is to prepare bags for the APTrust preservation repository.
APTrust requires bags to be packaged as TAR files. This code creates some APTrust tag files and then packages the bag as a tar file. It would be useful to have a tar option built into the bagit library.
Since we have a number of applications that are already in Java, we will continue to work with the Java version of the library.
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Scancella, John <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am currently rewriting the library so that it better conforms to the
> spec, and to make it easier to extend and use. I was wondering if
> people would be so kind as to provide any feedback on:
> * How they currently use the bagit-java library
> * Do you use the command line?
> * If so what is stopping you from using the python version instead?
> * Do you use the library in a java application?
> * If so what functionality do you use? What do you wish it did?
> * Trying out the latest version (you can see examples here
> on how to use it)
> Please note, all opinions expressed in this email are my own.
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