On Monday, August 15, 2011, Ben Hutchings wrote: > On Tue, 2011-08-16 at 10:43 +1000, Russell Coker wrote: > > On Tue, 16 Aug 2011, Iustin Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > There is also information on Wikipedia about various > > > compression benchmarks, but IMHO if we want to switch from > > > gzip then bzip2 doesn't make sense for /usr/share/doc. > > > > I'd like to see zless work transparently with bzip and xz > > compressed files. There's really no need for three different > > wrapper programs when the zless program can just consult the > > magic db to determine which decompression program to use. > > [...] > > +1 > > After all, it isn't called gzless. Actually, that's not far off. Right now these functions are spread across 4 different binaries, each of which is in a different package. File Package ========================== ======= /bin/bzless -> bzmore bzip2 /bin/bzmore bzip2 /bin/zless gzip /usr/bin/less -> /bin/less less /bin/less less /usr/bin/xzless xz-utils -- Chris -- Chris Knadle Chris.Knadle@coredump.us
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