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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-12-07 18:49:20 CET

Hadmut Danisch wrote:
> The zip archives store everything with a modification date. So just
> slight changes can cause large differenes. Keep in mind that LZ
> compression is not byte aligned. A change of just a single bit in the
> uncompressed source (e.g. the mod date of a directory) could leave the
> 10 MB unmodified in principle, but shift it by one bit. The full
> archive is modified, 10 MB of storage wasted.

The obvious question then being why are you storing this information in
a version control system in the first place? Perhaps Subversion isn't
the right tool for your problem?


John Peacock
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