questions about some archive files, type *.rar
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Mon Dec 15 19:10:35 PST 2008
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:16:26 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> But say that I yanked the photos and used just plain text: 8-bit chars
> perhaps, and created my own CDROM version. --I *wouldn't* waste my time
> duplicating this collection, but say that I did. Could this be done in
> plain HTML and not require an ISO disc?
I'm not sure I did understand the question correctly, but in order
to make a CD or DVD browsable on "Windows" PCs, they need to have
an ISO-9660 filesystem on it, eventually extended with the "Joilet"
(I think it is called that way) extension because ISO-9660 has
certain restrictions (8.3 filenames, directory depth, number of
files in directories etc.). In UNIX world, we have the RockRidge
extension to compensate this.
But we don't need ISO-9660 in UNIX land. One of the best file
systems (that isn't a file system in fact) for interoperability
is tar. You could, for example, use tar to put your files on a
CD or DVD (or at least use it to pre-master the content and then
use a burning application to record it).
To get such content from a DVD, you would just
% tar xf /dev/dvd
But I think this is only possible with UNIX (BSD, Linux, Solaris).
"Windows" cannot handle this, of course.
So, for your own CD-ROM version, try to use an ISO-9660 file
system with the RockRidge extension, just like
% mkisofs -r bla.iso sourcedir/
and then use your favourite burning application.
If the RockRidge extension cannot map the file names and directories
correctly, you can at least stick with tar:
% tar cf bla.tar sourcedir/*
If this isn't the answer, never mind, just reform the question. :-)
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