This module provides a few functions for creating archive files, such as tarballs or zipfiles.
|base_name, format[, root_dir=|
tar). base_name is the name of the file to create, minus any format-specific extension; format is the archive format: one of
gztar. root_dir is a directory that will be the root directory of the archive; ie. we typically
chdirinto root_dir before creating the archive. base_dir is the directory where we start archiving from; ie. base_dir will be the common prefix of all files and directories in the archive. root_dir and base_dir both default to the current directory. Returns the name of the archive file.
Warning: This should be changed to support bz2 files
|base_name, base_dir[, compress=|
None. Both tar and the compression utility named by compress must be on the default program search path, so this is probably Unix-specific. The output tar file will be named base_dir.tar, possibly plus the appropriate compression extension (.gz, .bz2 or .Z). Return the output filename.
Warning: This should be replaced with calls to the tarfile module.
|base_name, base_dir[, verbose=|
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