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Re^2: Parse a tar.gz file without unzipping and uncompressing unzipping?

by rizzy (Sexton)
on Dec 03, 2010 at 21:13 UTC ( #875274=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Parse a tar.gz file without unzipping and uncompressing unzipping?
in thread Parse a tar.gz file without unzipping and uncompressing unzipping?

You may not be able to drink the beverages without removing the tops, but you can surely look inside and describe the contents. Google it.


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Re^3: Parse a tar.gz file without unzipping and uncompressing unzipping?
by Your Mother (Canon) on Dec 03, 2010 at 21:25 UTC

    It's a bit difficult to tell a solution of HCl from plain water or thinner or Everclear et cetera without opening the bottle. And that's assuming the bottle isn't opaque or colored. Google me. I mean, uh, what was I saying?

      What you're saying, I think, is that the title and question fail to recognize the difference between the basic required step of "decompressing something" and the extended sequence of "extracting files from an archive and writing them to disk".

      You simply can't read plaintext without doing the work of decrypting and/or unzipping the original file, because you don't HAVE the plaintext until you do. It sounds to me like "how can I avoid the use of temp files and the slowness of the HDD?" is the real question here.

        Thank you for the unsnarky response. I suppose that is the real question.
      It would be quick and easy to do so using spectroscopy. We could go on and on with this ... ;-)

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