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Re: gunzip problem on Windows


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: gunzip problem on Windows
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:06:46 +0200

> From: Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 07:26:07 -0700
> 
> > It might work to copy gzip.exe into gunzip.exe.
> > 
> > Failing that, create a batch file gunzip.bat that does the same as the
> > shell script gunzip, and put it somewhere on your Path.
> 
> Why not just rename the existing gunzip script to gunzip.bat?

Because Unixy shell scripts and Windows batch files have different
syntax for how they invoke commands.  For example, a typical Unix
shell script will have a "#! /bin/sh" line as its first line; the
Windows command processor will choke on such a line.




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