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Gzip --force option does not work with --recursive option

From: Perry A. Gerakines
Subject: Gzip --force option does not work with --recursive option
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:34:26 -0500
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I noticed that the --force option is incompatible with --recursive.

For example, if I enter the command "gzip -frv *" in directory c:\dir1 which contains subdirectory dir2, I get:

c:\dir1> gzip -frv *
gzip: dir2: Permission denied

Perry A. Gerakines, Associate Professor
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