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Re: Compressed man pages

From: Mingye Wang
Subject: Re: Compressed man pages
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 18:35:38 +0800

On Wed, Apr 12, 2023 at 4:36 PM Ralph Corderoy <> wrote:
> If you're putting effort into researching another compressor then
> consider lzip(1).
> Its author compares it against xz in particular.

lzip is cool and all, but the thing is we are talking about storage
for distribution on every single person's computer in single-file
form, not archiving into a tarball. We are looking at a world where
almost every system has xz installed because of some past decisions,
unfortunate or not.


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