Multi-Format Archive and Compression Support

Bindings to 'libarchive' <> the Multi-format archive and compression library. Offers R connections and direct extraction for many archive formats including 'tar', 'ZIP', '7-zip', 'RAR', 'CAB' and compression formats including 'gzip', 'bzip2', 'compress', 'lzma' and 'xz'.


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1.1.1 by Jim Hester, 10 days ago,

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Authors: Jim Hester [aut, cre] , Ondrej Holy [cph] (archive_write_add_filter implementation) , RStudio [cph, fnd]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports cli, glue, tibble, rlang

Suggests testthat, covr

Linking to cli, cpp11

System requirements: C++11, libarchive: libarchive-dev (deb), libarchive-devel (rpm), libarchive (homebrew), libarchive_dev (csw)

Suggested by vroom.

See at CRAN