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Re: [found the culprit]

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [found the culprit]
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:04:15 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> But with .tar.gz files, decompressing and unpacking are two separate
> actions, so there's an ambiguity what Z might mean.  And IMO (and also
> in Richard's, AFAIU), the ambiguity should be resolved in the least
> surprising way.  Having all the files from an archive extracted
> without my explicit permission is a surprise, might even be unpleasant
> surprise.

Could we have a config flag for that, then?  un/packing tar.gz is
the behavior I expect from `Z`, whereas uncompressing tar.gz and
signaling an error on directories is completely useless to me.


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