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Re: [Bug-tar] 7z support for GNU tar

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] 7z support for GNU tar
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:22:49 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

Ville Oikarinen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Or are there other things that make it difficult to adapt 7z to the "unix
> culture" and use it from tar? The annoying output of 7z can always be
> redirected by tar.
> The reason I'm interested in 7z is this:
> 686592 testdata.xls
> 165597 testdata.xls.bz2
> 113878 testdata.xls.7z
> And I used bzip option -9 in this test! Who would have expect a difference
> this big!?

It is not this big with real data....my tests result in 13% in case
I did use special options for highest compression.

But I would be interested to see an implementation that could be compiled
on UNIX and that writes a "magic number" into the beginning of the output.


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