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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] cannot upload archive to my ISP

From: Aaron Bentley
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] cannot upload archive to my ISP
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 16:30:30 -0400
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Matthieu Moy wrote:
The   other  dot   file  used   by  the   arch  archive   format  is

Is there any particular reason why  these file names start with a `.'?
They could well have been named =listing or anything else, isn't it ?

It looks like they could have been named anything. .listing is pretty common for filename lists, but it's surprising archive-version is a hidden file.

Still, that train has sailed. It's part of the archive format now, and changing it would break existing implementations.


Aaron Bentley
Director of Technology
Panometrics, Inc.

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