From: Andy Ferguson (ilug at domain moil.demon.co.uk)
Date: Thu 20 May 1999 - 01:48:10 IST
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Dara wrote:
> firslty, cheers to everyone who replied to my original query.
> I got the .tar.Z file opened at last [bloody thing doesn't have what I
> want though :( ]
If you are only browsing tar balls, and if you use mc (Midnight
Commander) selecting a tar or compressed file (in most compression
formats inc. zip) mc will create a virtual filesystem which you can
happily browse including viewing the content of text files and even
copy individual files into real space. All this without actually decompressing the
You still need to unpack the file with tar if you want all its
contents available as real files (to do a compile for instance) or to use binaries.
Sysop MOIL BBS +44-1247-273357
andy at domain moil.demon.co.uk
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