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Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool

On Sun, 2 Mar 2008 20:19:59 -0500
"Douglas A. Tutty" <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:03:26PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > If you happen to be using GNOME (God's own DE), then file-roller
> > will do just fine.  Simply fire up Nautilus and click on the zip
> > file.  But Dotan is correct: it also take *time*.  So while it's
> > plowing thru the zip file, relax, get a cup of steaming hot coffee,
> > and scald the face of the idiot who created an 18GB zip file...
> > 
> Assuming that the person intended to send that much data (pictures) via
> the network, and that the person can't create a tarball, what's the
> problem with an 18GB zip file?  Its dos's version of a tarball.
> iso files aren't compressed.  When downloading a new OS CD, I wish they
> were gzipped; would save a bunch of telephone time.  
> Doug.

The main reason was data migration and backup. The family member created a bunch of archives and then reformatted the HD, re-installed the OS and unzipped all the archives. Everything worked fine except for this specific one.

I hope it is just a bug is Mac OS X Leopard's unzip tool..

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