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Re: [Bug-tar] Solution to updating compressed archives: Pre-compress fil

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Solution to updating compressed archives: Pre-compress files
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:33:43 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.22 3/20/05

Tim Kientzle <address@hidden> wrote:

> Actually, if all you really want is the ability to append to an existing 
> compressed archive, just do it.
>   1) gunzip already handles concatenated compressed files.  If you append two 
> gzipped files, the output from gunzip will be the concatenation of the 
> uncompressed files.
>    2) GNU tar already has the hack you need to read such files:  
> --ignore-zeros

And there is the problem: such an archive would violate the standard.


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