Re: SVGA archive

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 21:09:10 CEST

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 07:15:56PM +0300, Vesa-Pekka Palmu nicely wrote:
> > > With tar.gz and other "tarballs" I mormaly use "cat
> > > something.tar.gz| gunzip| tar -x -" I know that this isn't the optimal
> > > command, but thats what I remember and find easy to use..
> > >
> >
> > I think it is optimal, because gunzip has no chance to expand the
> > "tarball" in place. So after installation the archiv is still pretty
> > small (and original).
> And I don't have to remember any switches for gunzip and there is
> no need to first gunzip and then "untar" I just like to get things
> done in one commend (even made a script;untarb; wich runs that
> command for suplied file)

Because (is it an urban legend) "kindred spirit" exists, I like to theoryze
that also "ortogonal spirit" should exist. In this case, you,
mon ami Vesa-Pekka, you are my ortogonal spirit :-)


I'd like to conclude with a positive statement, but I can't 
remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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