Re: [OT] Zip file browsing tool]
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Ron Johnson wrote:
> 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.
not very, they're binary data.
The files that make up the iso before it's an iso may well be more
Smaller in the first place too, but then you need to knowhow to create
the iso, and i think, especially in the case of distro CD's, the point
is that you don't need to know much yet, other wise we'd all go down the
slack/gentoo route and build from tarballs.
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