On Thu, Jul 17, 2003 at 09:45:51AM -0700, Manish Singh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Consider the case of a corrupted xcf file. Maybe only 1 layer out of 20 is
> corrupted. With this proposal, a user needs either a special tool to

(in this case, tar and zip would be preferable over ar, as ar tools are
not well-versed at repairing/ignoring corruption, tar/zip tools often are
better prepared).

> which is why I prefer it. zip/jar is especially crappy since the file index
> is at the end, which means it's harder to recover from a partial file.

Actually, zip has all file headers twice: once before the file within
the stream, and another time at the end.

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