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Re: Zutils vs single compressor utilities

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: Zutils vs single compressor utilities
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:14:32 +0100

Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> As nobody responded to
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gzip/2009-08/msg00000.html, I am
> sending this message again.
> I am writing you because the most obvious names for such utilities are
> the names of the utilities already distributed with gzip. I hope we
> can cooperate to avoid name clashes in distributions. I think the best
> way is gzip, bzip2 and lzip stop distributing their respective
> utilities and distributions provide the zutils port/package to replace
> those utilities.

Thanks for working on that.
However, I have a profound aversion to using a shell script
for any task that I require to be executed in a robust manner.

As such, my medium-term goal is to prototype a perl-based tool
using IO:Compress that can do the job more efficiently and more
robustly than bourne shell-based code can.

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