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[REBOL] Re: NTFS Stream Fun

From: kemp:extelligence at: 6-Aug-2002 13:15

Streams are part of Windows/NTFS Structured Storage, and are used to support a number of specialized file formats. For example, Kodak's Flashpix image format uses structured storage streams to hold thumbnails, full images, and various mangifications in-between, with each level of resultion being tiled into it's own stream. On top of that, it stores standard and custom metadata in other streams. All of this is related and inseparable, and streams allow it to go nicely into one file without having to parse through stuff you don't always need or shouldn't see. - Kemp