Subject: Re: Cheesy compression/decompression in filesystem namespace (was
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/02/1999 20:32:45
On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Brian C. Grayson wrote:
>   A few months ago, I hacked mount_portal to provide an
> automatic filtering capability, suitable for
> compression/decompression.  Some example uses, where the portal
> is mounted on /p:
> ...

Woah! Why don't we have this in-tree??

> #Match		type	stripkey	cmd & args
> bzip2/		wfilter	bzip2/		bzip2 -9 >
> bzip2://	wfilter	bzip2://	bzip2 -9 >
> bunzip2/	rfilter bunzip2/	bunzip2
> http/		rfilter	http/		lynx -dump
> http://		rfilter	http://		lynx -dump

Time for a /usr/share/examples/portalfs ...! :)

Sounds as if we could nroff manpages that way on the fly, too... >:)
(and while providing a filter for roff, also add one for plain ascii, and
postscript, and html, of course! >:)

 - Hubert

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