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Re: Read-write tarfs

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: Read-write tarfs
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 08:13:03 -0800 (PST)

--- "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> wrote:
>    Sure. ;) But I think you missed the point: The `--volatile' options
>    makes newly created nodes "volatile".  That is, they won't get
>    synced to the tarball when asking the translator to go away. :)
> Ponder, what is the point of removing the object files; isn't that a
> bit bakwards?  Removing debugging symbols is probobly as stupid...

 No, it's not backwards.  It makes perfect sense.  Removing debugging symbols
also makes sense for most binaries.  I think the volatile feature is really
cool.  No more untarring stuff onto the filesystem when it can all stay in
RAM :)

James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2B co-op

Anyone referring to this as 'Open Source' shall be eaten by a GNU

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