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Id: 63942
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: IO-Compress

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: hippietrail [...]

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Subject: Support random access via seek-bzip2
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James Taylor has made a wonderful pair of tools which can index the blocks and then use this index to decompress any block of a bzip2 archive. This is exactly the functionality I need to create a tool to browse Wikipedia dumpfiles direct from a (huge) compressed archive while offline. The source is available here:
Hi James, interesting idea - will have a look at it. Paul

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