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SubjectRe: creating live virtual files by concatenation
Jan Engelhardt wrote:

>>Now let us say I am creating sort of a virtual text file (code.js)
>>that is a live-concatenation of these files:
>># concatenate tooltip.js banner.js foo.js code.js
>>
>>Note I am not talking about the cat(1) utility. I am thinking of
>>code.js be always a live concatenated version of these three, so when
>>I modify one file, the live-version is also modified.
>>
>>What puprose I might have? Network-related. Say, I have an HTML file
>>that includes these three files in its code.
>>
>>
>>
>Try FUSE.
>
>
Yes that's the best solution. Email me if you have a question about how
to accomplish this. Here at
our school we have created a fuse filesystem that "glues" files in a
single one.

>
>
>>If I had a live-concatenated file, I could reference it in the HTML file
>>so that the browser does not have to download three files but just one.
>>
>>This would surely reduce network overhead of downloading the same amount
>>of data but within just one connection, reduce resource usage on the client
>>and possibly (depending on implementation) reduce the cost of accessing
>>three individual files on the server.
>>
>>
>>
>Have you ever heard of persistent connections with HTTP/1.1?
>
>
>Jan Engelhardt
>
>

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