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Re: ediff-{tar,zip}-files?


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: ediff-{tar,zip}-files?
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 21:13:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Skip Montanaro <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Skip,

> Is there an add-on for ediff which allows it to treat archives like
> tarfiles or zip archives as if they were directories? I suspect Emacs
> has most of the groundwork already laid, as if you visit such a file
> it brings up a listing of said archive. Kind of smash that
> functionality together with ediff-directories? I checked the package
> manager, did some web searching, and poked around the EmacsWiki a bit,
> but found nothing obvious.

It is supported in Emacs 27.0.50 / Tramp 2.4.1. See
<https://www.gnu.org/software/tramp/#Archive-file-names>. It discusses
also an ediff example.

> Thx,
>
> Skip

Best regards, Michael.



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