Issue discovered in Item1479
. Not all archive programs extract zero byte files. Using WinZip on Windows, it lists _empty/WebHome.txt in TWiki-4.0.0-beta6.tgz, but does not extract it, possibly because it has zero bytes.
It is safer to avoid zero byte size files.
It is better to use tar - zero byte files are a fact of life! Surely that is a bug to report back to the maintainers of WinZip
, and not something we should be trying to deal with.