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Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 08:19:59PM -0500, 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.

The problem is not that it's a ZIP file, but that it's 18 GB...

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