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Re: How to read a tarball



On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 09:01 +0800, Stephen Liu wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> 
> > I believe this is what you refer to as Ark.
> 
> Yes.
> 
> >From its HELP:-
> Ark is a program for managing various archive formats within the KDE
> environment. Archives can be viewed, extracted, created and modified
> from within Ark. The program can handle various formats such as tar,
> gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha (if appropriate command-line programs are
> installed). Ark can work closely with Konqueror in the KDE environment
> to handle archives, if you install the Konqueror Integration plugin
> available in the kdeaddons package.
> 
> I'm curious to know whether there is an alternative, i.e. another
> method, to view, retrieve and re-add file after edited without
> decompressing it.
> 
So Ark is the KDE equivalent of the Gnome file-roller. I learned
something there :-)
How do you think it would be possible to edit a file in-place within a
compressed tarball?
You can extract it and make the changes, then the utilities have the
ability to replace the file in the archive.  This does change the
archive though.  

> TIA
> 
> B.R.
> SL
> 


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