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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Seekg on a gzip'd file...Is this possible?
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-14 01:22:55


Gerrick Bivins wrote:
> Thanks for the response. Does that mean that the gzip_decompressor in boost
> doesn't' support seeking or does gzip in general not support seekeing? Any
> suggestions for working around this problem

The gzip format makes random access impossible.
The only way to seek is to read and throw away
the intermediate bytes.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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