Author pbienst
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Date 2010-01-15.12:26:18
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On Friday 15 January 2010 11:51:24 am Lars Gustäbel wrote:
> Lars Gustäbel <> added the comment:
> First, use a string pathname for extractall(). Most likely, your script is
>  going to work. Convert all pathnames to strings using
>  sys.getfilesystemencoding() before you add() them. Ensure that all systems
>  you are going to use the archives on have the same filesystem encoding,
>  e.g. utf-8. 

Unfortunately, that is beyond my control. Am I then totally out of luck? Would 
the implementation of tarfile in 3.0 be useable on 2.6 (perhaps with small 

>  Pax archives are probably the best choice if you plan to keep
>  the archives for several years. If you simply want to transfer data from
>  one system to the other throwing the archives away afterwards, the format
>  is rather irrelevant.

The archives are throw-away, transfer only, but they could be used on any 
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