Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?
> The compression result of two similar plaintexts doesn't generally
> look similar after the first difference, and sometimes before the
> first difference.
Yeah but we're talking about .zip here. The member files within a zip
archive are compressed individually. That's why .tar.gz, which uses
the same compression algorithm, produces slightly smaller files.
(OTOH, because of this, zip archives are random-access, and it's
possible to recover files stored *after* a point of file corruption.)
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