cvs commit: src/lib/libarchive
tim at kientzle.com
Thu May 27 10:14:34 PDT 2004
Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Tim Kientzle <kientzle at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>> Add read-only support for .Z compressed archives.
> Why read-only?
Compression and decompression support in
libarchive are completely independent.
This commit implements the decompression
side (with full auto-format detection, of
I haven't bothered to implement the
compression side for a couple of reasons:
* I have limited time. If someone else
would like to tackle this, I'd be happy
to provide suggestions, review code,
commit code, etc.
* Nonexistent demand. Noone has asked.
Personally, it's been years since
I created a .Z compressed archive.
* Low need. When creating an archive,
you have to select the compression
manually, regardless of whether you specify
it with "-Z" or "|compress". On the read
side, the automatic format detection
changes the usability picture considerably.
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