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Author Topic: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user  (Read 8909 times)

GrannyGeek

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Re: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2007, 05:39:34 pm »

It's a very masturbatory description of how a file manager can treat a file as though it were part of the file system. MC can use tarred files in such a way.

I still don't understand. Do you mean seeing inside the tarred file and letting you extract individual files?
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Re: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2007, 05:56:26 pm »

It's a very masturbatory description of how a file manager can treat a file as though it were part of the file system. MC can use tarred files in such a way.

I still don't understand. Do you mean seeing inside the tarred file and letting you extract individual files?

It allows archived files to be treated as an extension to the normal file system. So you can use MC to explore the contents just as though it was a part of the file system. MC VFS also extends to things like FTP, so you can view a remote site as though it were part of the local filesystem.

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Re: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2007, 06:36:07 pm »

It allows archived files to be treated as an extension to the normal file system. So you can use MC to explore the contents just as though it was a part of the file system. MC VFS also extends to things like FTP, so you can view a remote site as though it were part of the local filesystem.

...and network file systems. I forgot that!
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Re: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2007, 07:00:28 pm »

It allows archived files to be treated as an extension to the normal file system. So you can use MC to explore the contents just as though it was a part of the file system. MC VFS also extends to things like FTP, so you can view a remote site as though it were part of the local filesystem.

V-Com's PowerDesk for Windows does the same thing with archived files (Zip files, for example). I guess I just take it for granted that a file manager should do that.
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Re: A minor rant from a recovering Windows user
« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2007, 03:26:57 am »

10 years ago when I got a new computer since I finally got a telephon and I could connect to the Internet. It so happened Windows was installed w/o asking me if I wanted it. My first look at  it was shocking. What primitive programs compared to the dos command line programs. I brought the machine back to the shop and asked them to uninstall Windoof and they charged me $10.- which I gladly paid.
Luckily Linux was just around the corner with RedHat4.5. Before that I browsed the Internet in DOS with Ensemble of geoworks. No email so.

My grey brain cells are as well diminishing thanks to good wine I enjoy. Therefore I have always handy the book Linux in a Nutshell by O'Relly, or this forum or google. I am and always have been in command with command line, was it in DOS or now in Linux. Good mental execise for preventing Alzheimner disease.
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