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The new PEAR package Archive_Tar-1.3.6 (stable) has been released at

Release notes
* Fix Bug #16963: extractList can't extract zipped files from big tar [mrook]
* Implement Feature #4013: Ignoring files and directories on creating an archive. [mrook]

Package Info
This class provides handling of tar files in PHP.
It supports creating, listing, extracting and adding to tar files.
Gzip support is available if PHP has the zlib extension built-in or
loaded. Bz2 compression is also supported with the bz2 extension loaded.

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Michiel Rook (lead)