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Bart Lateur
February 9, 2001 15:57
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Fri, 9 Feb 2001 21:18:55 +0000, Nicholas Clark wrote:

>> What?  tar -z not good enough for you?
>I believe that that wognt work ugnless you have gnu tar.

As a Windows user, I should add:

 * Archive::Tar is part of the Perl 5.6.0 distributions for Win32
(Activestate and IndigoPerl)

 * On a currently normal Pentium of 500MHz, 64Mb, ungzipping and
untarring a .tgz archive of 250k (the ungzipped file itself is roughly
1.5Mb) takes roughly 1 second. (ONE second!) That is the 0.072 version
of Archive::Tar, which does in memory unarchiving only.

Needless to say, compressing is a lot slower.

 * And I'd like the normal module distributions on CPAN to still work.
Those are all .tar.gz.


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