Linux, meet the Registry
Posted Mar 13, 2009 5:32 UTC (Fri) by eru
In reply to: Linux, meet the Registry
Parent article: ext4 and data loss
> Binary is not necessarily evil as people seem to think.
Yeah, tell that to people with corrupt Windows registry.
The binary/text distinction is rather illusory. Text is simply a binary
file that uses a subset of byte values to represent data, and
certain values as delimiters. What really matters is how a file format is
structured. A binary file can be organized so that recovering data from
it is possible (what does fsck(8) really do? Fix corruption in a complex
binary file, with the constraint that the operation must be done
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