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Re: Size matters. Debian binary package stats

Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> writes:

> On 12/21/05, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
>> uncompressor <file.tar.whatever | tar -x
> $ uncompressor
> -bash: uncompressor: command not found
> This solution doesn't look usable in scripts and user have to use a
> more complex syntax.

You have to replace uncompressor with whatever tool is the right to
uncompress the format. Just like you have to use -z or -j depending on
gzip or bzip2 compression.

For a generic uncompressor the mailcap programs are probably best
suited for adopting it. E.g. add an action "dump" to run-mailcap that
outputs the uncompressed data.


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