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From: Al Kossow <>
Date: Mon Nov 22 19:59:19 2004

tar and gzip then? :)

No smiley necessary.
I have tarballs I wrote in the late 70s that are still completely usable.
I don't use compression on any archive I care about. If you get a bad block,
everything after it is unrecoverable if it has been compressed.
Tar also has the advantage that the file information is distributed across
the archive, and can be resynchronized at block boundaries.
Received on Mon Nov 22 2004 - 19:59:19 GMT

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