Re: undelete?

Linux-Kernel Mail Account (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 23:15:25 -0400 (EDT)

> > Compression should be left to user space apps, which can be written
> > to deal with the problem in a more sane manner.
> Except then that every app needs to understand compressed files, and
> currently, they don't. I can't do a "grep string HOWTO/*" currently,
> and as soon as I write a script to do that, I'll run into another
> command that does't understand compressed files.
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> I don't think there's a clean solution either in the kernel, fs, or
> user space, without doing serious overhaul.
You might want to take a look at zlibc (sorry don't have the URL handy but
its on sunsite I think)
It won't work for executable files and for some things could do better (eg
can't compress pine's folders) but all in all is a good solution.
> <elsewhere>
> > There are e2fs compression patches (which I would like to see in official
> > linux kernel some time in the future) which work relatively well.
> The problem with this, is that it's a full disk compression, not a per
> file, or per directory compression.
Sometimes full disk is exatly what you want, but yes they are two diffrent

Zephaniah E. Hull, No SIG,