[Mailman-Users] Confused about desired gzip behavior
Igor S. Livshits
igorl at life.uiuc.edu
Thu Jan 6 22:28:25 CET 2000
What should be the desired or appropriate gzip behavior versus
archives? I see that the 1.1 defaults indicate not to compress the
archive on the fly but rather to use the nightly cron job.
It does not appear that the cron job is designed to remove or
truncate the source text file, but it does appear that the archive
web page display will preferentially list the compressed archive over
the plain text one?
I am not quite sure what this is designed to accomplish as:
1. Modern web servers tend to decompress on the fly when they serve
compressed text files
2. Disk space is not conserved as both files are kept
3. Compressed archives lag real archives
What am I missing here?
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