contents.gifprev.gifnext.gifhome.gif

FILE MERGING DISADVANTAGES

When extracting only some files (but not all) from a merged group, all of the
files in the merged group up to the last one to be extracted, must be
decompressed internally.  Luckily, LZX is obscenely quick at decompressing
files, so this is not a significant setback.   Example 

When deleting files from a merged group, the whole group must be decompressed
internally, and the files which are not to be deleted must be recompressed.
Deleting a small file from a very large merged group can be time consuming,
which is why LZX, by default, limits the maximum size of a merged group.


contents.gifprev.gifnext.gifhome.gif