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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-01 23:05:35

[2002-12-01] Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

>"Robin.Hu" <huxw_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> Bzip2 is widely spreaded with GNU software. It is available to all *nix
>> platforms those are available to me, include linux, *bsd, solaris, etc...
>> IMHO, using tar.bz2 instead of tar.gz is a good idea.
>Why would not use rar or ace instead of zip then? It already almost as much
>spread as zip is. And twice as small.

Because none of those; bz2, rar, or ace, will let you do this...

    tar zxvf boost-1.29.0.tar.gz extract the contents!

>P.S. If we have enough space could we simply publish several additional

Good idea -- but more work for Beman ;-)

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