tar_block_read man page
tar_block_read, tar_block_write — macros to call read and write functions for the correct tar archive type
int tar_block_read(TAR *t, char *buf);
int tar_block_write(TAR *t, char *buf);
This man page documents version 1.2 of libtar.
The tar_block_read() and tar_block_write() macros call the read and write functions for the tar archive type associated with the TAR handle t. This type is set when the TAR handle is created using tar_open().
These macros return the same values as the corresponding read and write functions.
read(2), write(2), tar_open(3)
tar_block_write(3) is an alias of tar_block_read(3).