I have a directory that is always going to be storing text files that are rarely (think weekly) used. Naturally this is a great place to use compression. However, rather than having to use tar ever time I want to access a file, I would love it if I could "mount a compressed folder".
Lets assume the folder is called mydir
Ideally the following should be true:
- Items copied/moved/deleted/read in mydir without programs needing to know that the directory is compressed
- When a file from mydir is read by a program, only that file is decompressed, not the entire directory.
- The directory should be always available. (maybe mounted on boot or login)