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Re: Fw: [Groff] [groff/patch] transparent gzip

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: Fw: [Groff] [groff/patch] transparent gzip
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 13:29:57 +0100


> In this hysteric times, when hard-drives are one US dollar per
> gigabyte, 80 GB hard-drives are the norm and CPUs with hardware clocks
> slower than 1.3 Gigahertz are obsolete, talking about the supposed
> need to compress man pages seems pointless to me.

Fair enough.  gzipping all man pages under /usr/share/man has saved only
40% of the space on this ext3 filesystem according to du(1).


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