Re: Moving /tmp to tmpfs is fine
On Sat, 26 May 2012, Salvo Tomaselli wrote:
> > Or, it should get clever and not unpack everything. There are plenty of
> > software that are able to read into archives without extracting from
> > them.
> You can't do it for a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz and they are the most common kind
> of archive.
Yes, you can. But it is slow (requires one full pass to get the file
catalog, and another to decompress file data), so you would do it only when
you expect it to be better than the alternative.
Still, if mc will obey $TMPDIR, it is not at fault. Does it?
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