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From "Stefan Bodewig (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-280) [COMPRESS] Change TarInputStream Skip Behavior
Date Sun, 04 May 2014 04:49:14 GMT


Stefan Bodewig commented on COMPRESS-280:

is.skip would have taken care of this, I guess. I've made the behaviour explicit - as you
suggest - with svn revision 1592309

> [COMPRESS] Change TarInputStream Skip Behavior
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMPRESS-280
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Archivers
>    Affects Versions: 1.8
>            Reporter: BELUGA BEHR
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.9
>         Attachments:
> InputStream#skip declares:
> {quote}
> Skips over and discards n bytes of data from this input stream. The skip method may,
for a variety of reasons, end up skipping over some smaller number of bytes, possibly 0. 
This may result from any of a number of conditions; reaching end of file before n bytes have
been skipped is only one possibility. The actual number of bytes skipped is returned.  If
n is negative, no bytes are skipped.
> {quote}
> I would recommend doing away with the call to the local IOUtils in the Stream's skip
method and just call skip directly on the underlying stream.  I'd also amend the JavaDoc to
say "end up skipping .. some smaller number of bytes... reaching the end of the current entry."
 The stream is not required to make any best-effort.  For your example, there should be a
BufferedInputStream between the TarInputStream and the CipherInputStream.  This would put
it more in line with all other InputStreams.
> If a client wants to skip an entry manually, they would have to call Commons-IO IOUtils#skipFully,
IOUtils#skip, etc.
> You would then have to modify getNextTarEntry() to call the IOUtils#skip method.

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