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Re: [Lzip-bug] lunzip: options in man page

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] lunzip: options in man page
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 22:02:55 +0100
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Hello Sven,

Sven Hartrumpf wrote:
The release of "lunzip" is a good idea in order to spread lzip even further.

I hope that a small real decompressor proves to be more useful than lzip + one_line_lunzip_script_calling_lzip-d.

Are you sure that all options in the man page make sense for lunzip?

Well, no. :-)

Especially -d (decompress) looks strange to me.

Lunzip has two modes; decompress and test. I put the -d for the sake of completeness. Perhaps I should define it in the manual like this:

"-d, --decompress              decompress (default)"

Another reason -d may be useful is if someone renames or links lunzip to lzip so that it can decompress packages without modifying the package manager, for example in the initial instalation of a distro.

BTW: In my experiments, speed of lunzip was equal to the one of lzip -d;
This seems to be reasonable.

Thanks for the feedback. This should be the case as the decompression code is as similar as possible between the two.

Best regards,

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