i'd like to be able to write some of the other bz2 combined files the cheap way, by just concatenating smaller files together, and generating separate header/footer files like we do for some gz files. This will save us a LOT of time during dumps generation. Before we go this route, I want to make sure that we're not disenfranchising a bunch of dumps users; each platform ought to have at least one working program that will decompress these 'multiple stream' files properly.
Here are the utils that need to be checked, some of which I won't have access to because I only have linux here:
- cygnus bzip2 for windows
We should also check whether mwdumper will read them, so that if not, the docs can be updated to suggest a pipe, i.e. bzcat | mwdumper, as they do for 7z files.
Any other frequently used utils missing from the list?