How to validate a TAR Tarball file in Python

You probably don’t need to explain why Tarball validation is a huge pain in the rear to deal with. Instead, why don’t I explain a means of setting up this feature without any problems at all, finishing up in just a few minutes. If that sounds too good to be true, the secret is an API.

Begin with client installation:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Now it is time to set up our function call for validate_document_tar_validation. Use the following example to adapt it to your project.

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom cloudmersive_convert_api_client.rest import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ValidateDocumentApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))input_file = '/path/to/file' # file | Input file to perform the operation on.try:# Validate a TAR Tarball Archive file (TAR)api_response = api_instance.validate_document_tar_validation(input_file)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling ValidateDocumentApi->validate_document_tar_validation: %s\n" % e)

And with that, we are finished. This library also contains functions for validating other types of files, including RAR, ZIP, GZIP, and many document formats as well.

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