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Re^2: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by petdance (Parson)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:28 UTC ( #586865=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
in thread Top 10 reasons to start using ack

A couple of thoughts:

* I wouldn't have it on by default. It would only be via the -A,--archive switch, for example.

* How would I show the resultant filename? If the file is in a tarball, what do I show for the filename?


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Re^3: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by diotalevi (Canon) on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:35 UTC

    I'd be sane to treat these containers like directories. Directories are just another kind of container. Given a tarball baz.tgz in /foo/bar containing the files a and b/c you'd tell the user about matches in the paths /foo/bar/baz.tgz/a and /foo/bar/baz.tgz/b/c. I think Windows "Compressed Folders" work like this.

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      I could see using "foo.gz" as the filename for a standalone file, using your streaming method.

      For tarballs, though, I would have to extract to a temporary directory and delve through that, and that means write privileges that I don't want to assume.


        You can't extract a file at a time out to a temporary directory using File::Temp? Or even better - don't even write it back to disk.

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