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RE: [Gnu-arch-users] Binary files in archives

From: Попков Александр
Subject: RE: [Gnu-arch-users] Binary files in archives
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 10:09:17 +0400

John Arbash Meinel wrote:

>Well, binary files are always a problem. Because the item which is
>creating them is the only thing that knows the structure, and therefore
>must also provide a way to merge them.

>Now, I think Word does have this feature. I forget the exact menu item,
>but something about open a file and compare the changes.

>I don't know about xls/vsd, etc.

>tla handles it pretty well, I think. When you have a conflict it leaves
>a .rej and .orig file lying around. This lets you run whatever merging
>program you would like. Which might be as simple as copying the .orig
>overtop the file. I don't remember which file is exactly which, but it
>lets you handle it after the fact.

Thanks, I just think what exists pretty workaround.
Go to thinking about changing binary files not so often ;)

WBR, Alexander Popkov.

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