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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by ajt (2546) on 2008.01.09 4:23 (#60083) Homepage Journal

    I've long used 7-Zip when I'm forced to use a Windows system, but I've never used it's native 7z format (LZMA).

    From a quick scan of Wikipedia it seems that the 7z format is LZMA compression with a 64-bit header and optional extras and the plain lzma tool as described by you here is a raw LZMA compression stream. They are incompatible in that the two tools can't yet process each others files, which is a shame.

    I can see lzma files replacing bzip2 files in my archives now. How much smaller could CPAN be made if we switched to .tar.lzma from .tar.gz files then?

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."