Automatic (de)compression

Alex Ninaber (
Sat, 7 Mar 1998 11:13:48 +0000 (GMT)


I thought this was a kernel related problem:

We use a lot of big datafiles, and normally they are compressed. The
problem is that not all programs we use are able to coop with compressed
files: so we have to either rewrite the program; which is not always
possible, or decompress the file, which demands huge amounts of diskspace
(a lot of our data files are ascii), and costing a lot of extra time.

The question is: is it possible to write a module which automatically
(de)compresses certain files, or did someone already wrote a solution to
that problem?


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