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Re: Documentation suggestions

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: Documentation suggestions
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:33:11 +0100
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David Morrison wrote:
It also does not say what it is installing. If it is a Unix executable,
then it is not as simple as double-clicking the archive to expand it.
And even if it did, lzip does not untar so that has to be done manually,
whereas gzip does.

Gzip does not untar either. If your system expands tar.gz archives by double-clicking it must be because it recognizes the format and calls some unarchiver in your behalf.

All in all, gzip seems more user-friendly.

Gzip is much older, and therefore more widely supported.

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