Re: compress ?
On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, G John Lapeyre wrote:
> I don't have a 'compress' command on my hamm . Is this normal ?
Yes, because the "compress" program is non-free, due to the silly Unisys
LZW patent. You may find the "ncompress" package in non-free.
Note: You only need "compress" for creating *.Z files. Gzip can handle
decompression of *.Z files.
$ dpkg -s ncompress
Status: install ok installed
Maintainer: Adam Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description: Original Compress / Uncompress for News Transfers etc.
Compress is a fast, simple LZW file compressor. Compress does not have
the highest compression rate, but it is one of the fastest programs to
compress data. Compress is the defacto standard in the UNIX community
for compressing files.
This package contains a copyright notice from one of the original author in
the file /usr/doc/ncompress/copyright.
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