A simple indexer for GNU and POSIX tar files
The index format is simple enough to be used from a rescue disk with only mt, dd, and tar (though grep and sed would be very useful there).
Tarix is a fairly simple program and should work on any system with an ANSI C compiler that suports GNU-ish 64-bit integers ([unsigned] long long, strtoull). If you are not compiling on a known supported platform, you will probably have to modify src/portability.h to get correct defines for 64-bit file operations correct, and src/portability.c to get correct implementations of the magnetic tape setblk/seek/tell operations. If this is not sufficient, please report it as a bug!
To compile tarix, simply type make (or gmake if your make program is not GNU make) from the base directory of the source distribution. Running make install will install tarix to /usr/local by default, but this can be changed by editing the variables at the top of the Makefile.
Tarix requires the zlib headers and library.
Known Supported Platforms: