[gdal-dev] chaining vsicurl, vsizip *and* vsitar ?

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Wed Sep 9 02:09:31 PDT 2020

> looking at https://gdal.org/user/virtual_file_systems.html#chaining
> is it possible to access a .tar.bz2 file with /vsitar 

No, bzip2 decompression is not handled. Just gzip

> should it be a feature request to support bzip archives ? Is
> there any interest in supporting that ?

I don't have a strong opinion on that. Reading in .tar.some_compression archives 
is generally not efficient, if they are large and contain many files, or seeking is 


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