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Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 06:41:29 +0100
NN_il_Confusionario <pinkof.pallus@tiscalinet.it> wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:43:36PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 01:50:52PM -0800, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> > > And also, is there a tool to browse zip files...like how midnight
> > > commander is able to browse tar.gz files without decompressing them.
> > > From there on, I can just copy the most important files out without
> > > having to decompress the entire thing.
> > MC does decompress the file to $TMP/mc-[user]/
> What follows might be wrong due to my poor undertanding of perl files
> in /usr/share/mc/extfs/ but to the best of my undertanding:
> to browse .tar.{bz2,gz,z} files mc completely uncompresses them (tar
> files do not have a "global index" in a fixed place). But not to browse
> zip files: mc obtains the list without a "full decompression"  and then
> decompresses only individual files when same operation is performed on
> them. So generally much less free space in /tmp/ is needed

Thanks for the investigation! If mc obtains the list without full decompression that is very good news. I will try it once I get my hand on that file. I am still trying to figure out a way to get it (trying to log in and maybe using ssh scp to copy it from his mac to my laptop).

Thanks again.

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