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

From: Ville Oikarinen
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] 7z support for GNU tar
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 13:25:50 +0200 (EET)

> 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.

In fact this was real data. But of course, the rate depends on the data.

I tested this on Linux so it compiles on UNIX. (There is a package at
least for gentoo linux called p7zip.)

It doesn't write a magic number? Weird, but probably not that hard to fix

Ville Oikarinen

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