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Re: visiting large zip file

From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: visiting large zip file
Date: 03 Feb 2003 10:59:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>> Obviously this is not the way it should work since the zip file
>> content doesn't need to be read into the buffer.
> Actually, the Emacs mode that supports operations on *.zip files
> _does_ read the whole zip file into a buffer; hence the problem.

But I think Kin's point still holds: Emacs does not *need* to read
the file, since it uses external tools to extract/list/...
Contrary to tar-mode, for example.


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