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Re: visiting large zip file

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: visiting large zip file
Date: 01 Feb 2003 20:09:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Hi Kin,

Kin Cho <> writes:
> Visiting a large zip file to list the contents of the zip file
> doesn't work if the zip file size exceeds the emacs buffer size
> limit.
> Obviously this is not the way it should work since the zip file
> content doesn't need to be read into the buffer.

In my setup the variable auto-mode-alist says that ZIP files are
handled by archive-mode.  This is defined in arc-mode.el.  Right at
the top of that file is a table that indicates that viewing is an
*internal* operation for all archive file types.  So Emacs does
actually need to read the file to interpret it.

I haven't found a way to use external tools instead in arc-mode.el.

Sorry, benny

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