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bug#22171: 'gzip -d' on single file fails silently ...

From: Patrick Boake
Subject: bug#22171: 'gzip -d' on single file fails silently ...
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:22:03 -0500

... when called in script.

No failures on command line or when decompressing multiple files (in script
or on command line).

The line in question is part of a function called in a for loop;


Files get moved in next line of script.

   - output varies
   - still compressed file (*.gz)
      - compressed file + decompressed file
      - decompressed file

gzip -V

gzip 1.3.12
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Copyright (C) 1993 Jean-loup Gailly.
This is free software.  You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of
the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

uname -a

Linux *********** 3.0.101-0.47.55-xen #1 SMP Thu May 28 08:25:11 UTC 2015
(dc083ee) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

bash --version

GNU bash, version 3.2.51(1)-release (x86_64-suse-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

I realize the gzip version is woefully out-of-date.

This is a certified system so changes, while not impossible, require

Any help or direction greatly appreciated




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