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Re: Fw: [Groff] [groff/patch] transparent gzip

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: Fw: [Groff] [groff/patch] transparent gzip
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 13:34:21 +0100

Hi Mark,

> Again, this is not about disk size at all... It's about speed (and if
> do get the speed benefit - then why waste the disk space...? You get
> both ends of the stick...).

Waste the disc space because then awk, wc, etc., all work on the files
off-the-bat.  Why throw away the Unix advantage of a common file format
for interchange between tools?  If you want everything compressed, for
whatever reason, put it in ext3 where we never get to see or hear about



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