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Re: Binary diffs: real-world differencing?

From: Konrad Rosenbaum <konrad_at_silmor.de>
Date: 2006-02-04 14:13:21 CET

On Friday 03 February 2006 19:34, Mark Phippard wrote:
> In past threads on this list, relating to OpenOffice.org documents which
> are zipped, it was brought up that gzip has an option now to make it
> compress in a way that is rsync-friendly. When this option is used, it
> is also Subversion-friendly. Someone was going to try to contact
> OpenOffice.org to get them to start using this feature.

You are confusing two formats: OpenOffice uses PK-ZIP, which is very
different from gzip in that it compresses multiple files separately, while
gzip compresses a complete stream of data.

        Konrad

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