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Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] minor doc update

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev [PATCH] minor doc update
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 05:25:20 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 10:29:16PM -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello, Lyncei,
> One of the ".po" files is zipped as type binary rather than ASCII,
> so I have trouble unzipping it on OS/390 with the "-a" option.
> "-aa" works better since it forces text conversion regardless of the
> type of the archived file.  I don't know how or if this applies to
> DOS, so reviewers' choice on the INSTALLATION half of the attached
> patch.
> Ideally, this should be covered at the supplier end by forcing all
> files to be archived as text, but I don't know whether this is
> possible.
hmm - I've not had to worry about that.  'man zip' shows only one
vaguely-related option:

       -l     Translate  the  Unix  end-of-line character LF into
              the MSDOS convention CR LF. This option should  not
              be  used  on binary files.  This option can be used
              on Unix if the zip file  is  intended  for  PKUNZIP
              under  MSDOS. If the input files already contain CR
              LF, this option adds an extra CR. This ensure  that
              unzip -a on Unix will get back an exact copy of the
              original file, to undo the effect of zip -l.

but there's nothing that I see that forces archiving as text.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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