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Re: doc-base package: All compression configurable?



On Sun, 13 Jul 1997, Christoph Lameter wrote:

> : > 1. There is a unnerving delay when viewing f.e. the bash manpage on some
> : >    of my low end machines.
> 
> : Yes, and most of that delay is a result of troff.
> 
> troff is not a CPU hog since it was designed a long time ago. gzip uses CPU resources
> intensively AFAIK.

aziraphale:~/tmp>time gunzip bash.1.gz 

real    0m0.091s
user    0m0.050s
sys     0m0.040s
aziraphale:~/tmp>time nroff -man bash.1 >bash.txt

real    0m5.276s
user    0m5.130s
sys     0m0.150s


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