I've been learning about the syntax and usage of
tar and came across
I've read this paragraph from the
Star includes the first free implementation of POSIX.1-2001 extended tar headers. The POSIX.1-2001 extended tar headers define a new standard way for going beyond the limitations of the historic tar format. They allow (among others) to archive all UNIX time stamps in sub-second resolution, files of arbitrary size and filenames without length limitation using UNICODE UTF-8 coding for best exchange compatibility.
and I'm wondering if this still remains true at the present time, or whether
tar has caught up in this aspect.
Most of the documentation that I've found is at least a decade old. I've also looked at the
tar changelog over the last 10 years and can't find anything that states that it follows the above "extended tar headers".