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Date:      Mon, 1 Jan 1996 20:04:27 -0600
From:      dkelly@iquest.com (David Kelly)
To:        questions@freefall.freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: HTML & ATAPI part 3
Message-ID:  <v02130500ad0e4178eaba@[204.177.193.231]>

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Anthony Hill <ahill@interconnect.com.au> replied

>>  So I need a work around installing packages by way of DOS.  Needed is a
>> utility that takes a package subtree copied over from DOS and applies the
>> tables, restoring the long file names.  Does such a thing exist?  Otherwise,
>> I'll write one.
>
>I think you are going about this the hard way. The wcarchive ftp site
>supports tarring of subdirectories on the fly. (or at least it used to)
>You just append something like .tar.Z to the end of the subdir name when you
>do a get, and you should get the whole tree.

.tar.Z, .tar.gz, and probably .tgz works as expected. But if you are
downloading already-compressed data an additional compress/gzip/whatever is
a waste of the host CPU's cycles. Plus the result is likely to be larger
than the original.


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David Kelly N4HHE,   n4hhe@amsat.org,    dkelly@iquest.com
=============================================================
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
                -- Thomas Edison





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