Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/2000 11:09:35
On Fri, 6 Oct 2000, David Maxwell wrote:

: Is there any compressed archive format that is efficiently updatable?

Zip is about the closest you can get, since it has an independent directory
list and per-file compression, but if you have to add archive members, it
will create a temp file and "mv" it back into place.  (There isn't an
"in-place modify".)

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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