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Re: Cool trick: gmc and Debs

Well-- The oportunity to comment here is too good to pass. I believe that
mc should also be known as LSAK ( Linux Swiss Army Knife). Been an addict
for years and still don't know all its tricks-:))

On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 10:51:54PM -0700, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> Color me clueless, but I just found something way cool.  I guess I
> *should* have spent more time with Novell.
> Last night's SVLUG presentation featured a couple of guys from Eazel
> showing off a number of Nautalis features, including the ability to
> browse RPMs as if they were a mounted filesystem.  Pretty slick.
> Talking to folks, I understood that this was supported through the GVFS
> -- Gnome Virtual Filesystem.  And that GNU Midnight Commander (aka mc
> aka gmc) had a similar functionality.  This is a tool which, as I
> understand, was adapted from Novell's "Midnight Commander" file browsing
> utility.  It's a file manager on steroids, as a console tool.
> My question to the Eazel folks was whether or not Deb browsing was also
> supported.
> The cool hat trick:  You can browse through the contents of a Deb
> package *.deb file) with gmc as if it were a locally mounted fileystem,
> without having to unarchive and untar all the constituent components.
> This is pretty damned sweet.  Thought I'd share.
> If you already knew this, laugh at me.  If you didn't -- well, now you
> do.
> -- 
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