A fast way to read last line of gzip archive ?

Barak, Ron Ron.Barak at lsi.com
Sun May 24 17:05:36 CEST 2009


 

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> Subject: Re: A fast way to read last line of gzip archive ?
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> Barak, Ron <Ron.Barak at lsi.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I thought maybe someone has a way to unzip just the end 
> portion of the 
> > archive (instead of the whole archive), as only the last part is 
> > needed for reading the last line.
> 
> dictzip (python implementation part of my serpento package) 
> you have to compress the file with dictzip, instead of gzip, 
> though (but dictzipped file is just a special way of 
> organizing the gzip file, so it remains perfectly compatible 
> with gunzip&comp.)

Unfortunately, the gzip archive isn't created by me, and I have no say in how it's created.
:-(

Thanks,
Ron.

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