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Re: Plug-in architectures

by zengargoyle (Deacon)
on Mar 14, 2002 at 01:59 UTC ( #151580=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Plug-in architectures

Sounds cool. I'm not sure of tar's file format. I'm assuming that it's something like

[ [ <tar file header> ], [ 'path','file','perm','data'], [ <another file> ], [ <yet another> ], [ <tar file done> ] ]

Because tar ztvf file.tar.gz takes too long for there to be a full directory at the beginning of the tarfile. So I'm thinking, enforce the manifest to be the first file in the archive. I wouldn't want to have to uncompress a huge archive because the manifest was the last file and not the first.

I'm pretty sure tar can do this, don't know about plugin creators ;)

Or I could be wrong about tar... Just a thought.

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