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Re: gzip: add "--keep" option to keep original files unchanged

From: Rodrigo Campos
Subject: Re: gzip: add "--keep" option to keep original files unchanged
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:22:44 -0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 06:49:15AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 02/10/2013 05:59 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > On 02/10/2013 07:41 AM, Rodrigo Campos wrote:
> >> Is this use case valid enough to accept
> >> the patch ?
> > 
> > I'm sort of on the fence on this one.
> > Comments from others welcome.
> I'm in favor of the addition, but with the short option -k rather than -K.

Paul, have you made a decision ? Is there someone else you want to hear ?

For me the use case is valid. And I think there are more use cases, like if you
want to send some big file by email and you compress just to send it. You want
to keep to original file and delete the compressed file after you sent the email
probably, not gzip and gunzip it.

Also, the patch is quite simple, non-intrusive, doesn't make maintaining the
code more complicated or anything like that and some users want it. I, honestly,
don't see nothing to lose.

What do you think ?

Thanks a lot,

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