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Re^4: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by petdance (Parson)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:37 UTC ( #586867=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
in thread Top 10 reasons to start using ack

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.


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Re^5: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by diotalevi (Canon) on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:39 UTC

    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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      Heck, your program doesn't even handle tarballs anyway! :-)

      The other thing is that this stops ack from being pure Perl and totally cross-platform.


        I don't think that's a reason to omit the feature, it just needs some care and maybe not everyone can use the feature. There's plenty of goodness available by reading from a "gunzip -c" stream and only slightly less by reading from Archive::Tar::Streamed. Sometime within the last month I wrote an iterator to read file by file from a tarball using that module but without any hoops to jump through. It's all easy.

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