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  • Feature Request: compressed file helper

    I was trying to compare a tgz file with the file system (NTFS, or even a zip file) and if the tgz file has links in it I don't get the compare I expect.

    For an example, you can go to http://www.manning.com/mikowski/ and download the two Source Code compressed files (zip and tgz). If you compare them it will show orphans on both sides. In reality, the zip file has a separate copy of certain files in different parts of the folder tree while the tgz file has links to a common copy.

    Is there a way (can there be a way) of viewing the tgz as if the links are resolved so that (in this case) everything matches up?

    Jim

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    Thanks for the report and example. We can investigate this support. In the meantime, you'll need to extract your archives to a temp location and compare after extraction (at which point, I found in my testing we should be able to treat these links as the targets).
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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