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Re: aid to iso download

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Subject: Re: aid to iso download
From: Alistair Lambie <alambie@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 06 Jul 2001 10:50:39 +1200
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On 05 Jul 2001 17:42:01 -0500, cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Nathan Straz wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 04:15:26PM -0600, D. Stimits wrote:
> > > Being that the ISO images are rather large, it might be nice to have a
> > > duplicate of each current ISO available that is the gzip version.
> >
> > Here's an old FTP trick, append a .gz to any filename on an FTP site and
> > the FTP server will gzip it for you.
> >
> 
> Good idea (I'll check to make sure oss is configed to do this)
> but I doubt this will save space,
> every file on the iso is already compressed.
> So about the only space to be gained would be in
> the cd9660 file system, which I very small to start with.
> 

I thought it wouldn't save much either, but I just did it on
RH7.1-SGI-XFS-1.0.iso and it went from 299MB to 221MB.


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