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Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)

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Bryan C. Warnock
February 12, 2001 06:48
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Monday 12 February 2001 10:36, Branden wrote:
> The problem is that we cannot access individual files inside the archive
> without decompressing the whole archive, what is possible with .tar (not
> ..gz) and .zip. Then we can assign a perl filehandle to access a file from
> inside the archive and decompress it on-the-fly.

Is that '.tar and .zip' as in '.tar and .zip' or '.tar or .zip'?
Aren't most tars still unindexed, requiring a full file scan anyway?

Bryan C. Warnock

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