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Re: Auto add files in a directory?

From: Jeff Bowden <jlb_at_houseofdistraction.com>
Date: 2004-03-03 19:53:39 CET

Andrew A. Raines wrote:

>Jeff Bowden <jlb@houseofdistraction.com> writes:
>
>
>>Andrew A. Raines wrote:
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>>> tar --exclude \*~ -cf - Mail | bzip2 -9 >mail.tar.bz2
>>>
>>>
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>[...]
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>>Are you being sarcastic or are you implying that subversion can
>>somehow do diffs between different versions of a .tar.bz2 file?
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>I wasn't being sarcastic. Is the binary-ness of a compressed
>archive different than that of a file, to Subversion?
>
>

Well, my understanding of bzip2 compression, and block-oriented encoding
schemes in general, is that small changes to the source lead to large
changes in output such that nothing would be gained by storing diffs.

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