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[ale] mounting backups

thats a good point, the compression isnt the biggest need i have i
suppose. what im striving to do is mount a image file like a iso image
only read and writable and mountable after that i can add files to it till
it fills write it to a cd and a backup disk and either forget about it or
leave it on the disk and mount it to linux thats what i was hoping, maybe
even move files around between images. my last email might have been
missleading but these are my intentions :) iso's seem to be the best way
to go so far however they are a real pain cause i cant just drop files
into the archive at will, i have scripts to dl images from cameras and
stuff into set folders. ahh well maybe ill finally get off my butt and
make something? lol unless i find something.

> Most image formats are already compressed, thus you'll not gain a lot by
> compressing them again.  For example, I just compressed a jpeg file with
> 'gzip -9' here is the difference:
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 esoteric users     1440619 2004-01-09 15:56 dsc00253.jpg
> -rw-r--r--    1 esoteric users     1438167 2004-01-10 08:59 foo.gz
> Note the very little gain in space.

::: common sense? does it come with a manual?:::

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