Re: Query: stuffed/zipped generic term

Subject: Re: Query: stuffed/zipped generic term
From: Nora Merhar <nmerhar -at- CHARLESINDUSTRIES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 13:32:43 -0500

I don't know what the generic term would be, but I don't think it
would be compressed. In UNIX, near as I can tell, that's what you do
to a single file to make it smaller; to group a bunch of files
together, you "tar" the files (so a "tarred" file may also be
compressed, and I suppose a group of compressed files can be "tarred".
Zip, to me, always implies both grouping the files AND compressing
them; although I know you can make a zip file from just one file, I
have not generally used it that way. Not sure how "stuff" works.

Anyway, the point of all this rambling is that I'm not sure there IS a
generic term--using "compress" to indicate the functions performed by
a zip program would imply two different functions to Windows and UNIX

nmerhar -at- charlesindustries -dot- com

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