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On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 08:54:46AM -0600, David Wright wrote:
> On Wed 18 Nov 2015 at 08:47:59 (+0100), tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> > Here, gunzip is seeing the file name. Since gzip, by convention, removes
> > the original (and gunzip the compressed), effectively replacing each by
> > the other), those programs are extra careful. The file name pattern is
> > part of the interface specification.
> [...]
> > And that makes sense. In a way yes, it has two personalities: an
> > "in-place" (de) compressor and a filter. The first one enforces a
> > file pattern convention because it's (potentially) deleting stuff.
> > 
> > Not that I personally like the in-place thing, mind you. I guess
> > it was born out of necessity: if you are zipping a file which is
> > much bigger than what you've space left on device, this interface
> > makes sense.
> What you appear to be saying here is that the new version overwrites
> the head of the file while the program is still reading the tail.
> This doesn't happen: a new file is written and, when complete, the
> old file is removed. So there's always a period when both compressed
> and uncompressed versions exist simultaneously on the filesystem.

What I was saying was that the interface *allows it*. Whether it's
implemented this way is another question, but... watch this space.

- -- tomás
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