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libarchive (17) Versions 0.7.0

A library cookbook for extracting archive files

cookbook 'libarchive', '= 0.7.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'libarchive', '= 0.7.0'
knife supermarket install libarchive
knife supermarket download libarchive
Quality 75%


A library cookbook that provides LWRPs for extracting archive files


  • Chef ~> 12.1

Supported Platforms

  • Ubuntu
  • CentOS (RHEL)
  • Arch Linux


include_recipe "libarchive::default"

libarchive_file "my_archive.tar.gz" do
  path "/path/to/artifact/my_archive.tar.gz"
  extract_to "/path/to/extraction"
  owner "reset"
  group "reset"

  action :extract



Include this recipe before leveraging any of the LWRPs provided by this cookbook. It will install the necessary libarchive packages on your node and the necessary libarchive rubygem as a chef_gem.

libarchive_file Resource/Provider


  • extract - extracts the contents of the archive to the destination on disk. (default)

Paramter Attributes

  • path - filepath to the archive to extract (name attribute)
  • owner - set the owner of the extracted files
  • group - set the group of the extracted files
  • mode - set the mode of the extracted files
  • extract_to - filepath to extract the contents of the archive to
  • extract_options - an array of symbols representing extraction flags. See extract options below.

Extract Options

  • :no_overwrite - don't overwrite files if they already exist

License and Authors

Author:: Jamie Winsor (
Author:: John Bellone (

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libarchive Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the libarchive cookbook.

0.7.0 (2017-03-15)

  • Remove broken support for CentOS 5 and the yum-epel cookbook dependency
  • Remove the inclusion of apt::default in the default recipe. Apt updating is up to the user in a base role or cookbook
  • Resolve cookstyle warnings

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FC059: LWRP provider does not declare use_inline_resources: libarchive/providers/file.rb:1
Run with Foodcritic Version 8.2.0 with tags metadata,correctness ~FC031 ~FC045 and failure tags any

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