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bug#32815: Corrective patch for GNU gzip

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#32815: Corrective patch for GNU gzip
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:11:35 -0700
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On 9/24/18 2:55 AM, Manfred Morgner wrote:
It does not the expected action. It does not compress and it does not rename. 
But it Prints out a Text to inform about the Situation. I think this Situation 
needs a warning Return Code or the warning text should Go. Otherwise it‘s a bit 
inconsistent, isn’t it?

It depends on what the user expects. It's not clear to me that this is a bug.

Gzip formerly behaved the way you are asking for, but this was changed in gzip 1.3.6 (2006). Although I don't recall why, most likely this was in response to another bug report where someone complained that gzip was warning about a situation even though everything was already OK from their point of view.

It all depends on what the user expects, and what the most common use cases are. What's your use case and why is the current behavior a problem for you?

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