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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Hi!

    > > > >> FWIW, this is how Windows does it now. As of XP, 'Find files' has an
    > > > >> option, enabled by default, to look inside archives. If you tell it to
    > > > >> look for a driver in a given directory it will also look inside .cab
    > > > >> and .zip files. It's extremely useful, I would imagine someone who uses
    > > > >> XP a lot will come to expect this feature.
    > > >
    > > > > It is trivial to implement this by looking inside the files. I.e., the way
    > > > > mc has done this for ages.
    > > >
    > > > Difference is that you can't do "locate" or "find" or "Search".. You
    > > > would have to open the files in an archive-supporting application
    > > > such as mc.
    > >
    > > You really need archive support in find. At the very least you need
    > > option "enter archives" vs. "do not enter archives". Entering archives
    > > automagically is seriously wrong.
    >
    > But is it efficient to make every application that reads files have to
    > know how to get inside a tar file, just to read its contents? That

    Application does not have to know how to handle tar/zip/etc, but it
    has to make distinction between "enter archives" and "do not enter
    archives". See uservfs.sf.net.
    Pavel
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