Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool
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On 03/02/08 19:19, Douglas A. Tutty 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.
It puts all your eggs in one big basket.
Maybe "zip -F" can make the file readable.
> iso files aren't compressed. When downloading a new OS CD, I wish they
> were gzipped; would save a bunch of telephone time.
I wonder how compressible they are.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"The kniiife..., the kniiife... The life of the wife is ended
by the knife."
Stewie Griffin & Eliza Pinchley
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