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Issue discovered in Item1479. Not all archive programs extract zero byte files. Using WinZip on Windows, it lists _empty/WebHome.txt in TWiki-4.0.0-beta6.tgz, but does not extract it, possibly because it has zero bytes.

It is safer to avoid zero byte size files.

-- PTh

It is better to use tar - zero byte files are a fact of life! Surely that is a bug to report back to the maintainers of WinZip, and not something we should be trying to deal with.


Summary Avoid zero byte size files in distribution
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny

SVN Range Sun, 22 Jan 2006 build 8439
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required

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Topic revision: r4 - 2006-01-23 - CrawfordCurrie
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