libarchive: Haskell interface to libarchive

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Haskell bindings for libarchive. Provides the ability to unpack archives, including the ability to unpack archives lazily.

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Dependencies base (>=4.11 && <5), bytestring, composition-prelude (>=, deepseq (>=, dlist, filepath, mtl (>=2.2.1), unix-compat (>= [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Copyright: (c) 2018-2020 Vanessa McHale
Author Vanessa McHale
Revised Revision 1 made by vmchale at 2020-05-28T15:55:19Z
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This contains Haskell bindings to libarchive. It was created as an alternative to tar and tar-conduit, but it supports more archive formats.

It has a high-level Haskell API for creating and unpacking archives in addition to the C API. Like the tar package, it can stream from lazy ByteStrings.


To run the test suite, first run


so that you have appropriate test data downloaded.


libarchive is faster than tar or tar-conduit when unpacking archives.