Re: save file format
- From: "James K. Lowden" <jklowden schemamania org>
- To: dia-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: save file format
- Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 19:33:40 -0500
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, "Ribeiro, Glauber" <Glauber Ribeiro experian com>
I personally think the compression default is good. We could make it
clear to the user by displaying in the "save" dialog something like:
"dia (gzipped xml) format".
Honestly, I don't know why anyone would be confused:
$ file Diagram1.dia
Diagram1.dia: gzip compressed data, from Unix
$ mv Diagram1.dia Diagram1.dia.gz; gunzip Diagram1.dia; file Diagram1.dia
Diagram1.dia: XML document text
If file(1) knows the answer, why wouldn't anyone else? I mean, it's
documented, and is consistent with the rest of Gnome Office. Clearly,
knowing how Dia files are stored is much easier to discover than, say, the
whereabouts of certain evildoers.
Someone using a unixy OS shouldn't persist in nonunixy thought patterns.
Suffixes do not a file type make.
I don't know if so-called file managers have file(1) intelligence built
in, but no matter. Identifying the file type is not the application's
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