Armin Steinhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
IMHO … tarfs is now near beta quality. Thanks Rob!
No problem. I have a few known issues that I’ll share here,
just to dispell the “near beta quality” statement.
You can create files within the virtual filesystem – they just
show up as if it was a ramdisk (but they certainly do not show
up in the .tar file). You can delete files out of the filesystem
(again, they do not delete out of the .tar itself). Dates and
times are wrong. Stuff like that These need to be fixed.
A look into a tar.gy archive is now only three clicks away:
Damn European keyboards, eh? y <-> z
- start tarfs&
- associate the ‘open’ function of the Photon file manager (pfm) with
the command ‘mount_tarfs @ /@’
Example: archive.tar.gz (can’t be located at / )
left, right mouse click → open
cd to / → dir /archive.tar.gz shows the contents >
Robert Krten wrote:
The .tar filesystem is now ready for preliminary playing-around.
It’s what I call “pre-alpha” quality, which basically means that it
compiled here and I was able to look at a few files.
What it does
Ever wanted to just look at one or two files within a .tar file,
without having to unpack the whole thing? Well, now you can >
The tarfs “.tar filesystem” opens the .tar file, and presents the
contents as a virtual filesystem. It interfaces with the mount
command, so you can mount a .tar anywhere you like.
For example, if you’re in /home/root, and looking at “spud.tar”,
mount -T tarfs /home/root/spud.tar spud.tar.dir
(assuming that “tarfs” is already running).
Now, the best part is you can just “cd” into “spud.tar.dir” and
look at the files.
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