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Re: Regarding tar and split

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 09:43:33AM +0000, Sean Zimmermann wrote:
> Also, is there some way to index a large tar file, so if I want to extract a 
> file at the end of a large archive, tar doesn't have to seek through the entire
> archive to get the file?
Tar archive isn't designed for this, since its designed for sequential
devices.  Have you considered using another archive format?  Perhaps
iso?  You can split and join iso files, mount them with loop mount,
compress, burn, whatever.


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