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[Zutils-bug] Inconsistent program naming on the webpage

From: Dagobert Michelsen
Subject: [Zutils-bug] Inconsistent program naming on the webpage
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:53:03 +0100

Hi Antonio,

Am 29.10.2012 um 17:29 schrieb Dagobert Michelsen <address@hidden>:
> Am 29.10.2012 um 17:28 schrieb Antonio Diaz Diaz <address@hidden>:
>>>> Zcat, zcmp, zdiff and zgrep are improved replacements for the shell 
>>>> scripts provided with GNU gzip. Ztest is unique to zutils.
>>> We have been traditionally naming these with uppercase "Z". I remember you 
>>> were
>>> talking to the gzip team about adjusting the names to remove the collisions.
>>> Has this been settled?
>> Well, it has been settled here[1], as explained in the INSTALL file:
>> "If you are installing zutils along with GNU gzip and want to keep the gzip 
>> scripts, the recommended method is to configure gzip as follows:
>>  ./configure --program-transform-name='s/^z/gz/'
>> This renames, at installation time, the gzip scripts and man pages to 
>> 'gzcat', 'gzcat.1', etc, avoiding the name clashing with the programs and 
>> man pages from zutils."
>> [1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gzip/2012-01/msg00006.html
> Ok.

As there has been some discussion about uppercase commands I find it 
unfortunate that
the main zutils page uses sometimes uppercase and sometimes lowercase because of
start-of-sentence rules (which IMHO do not apply for command names):
May I suggest to always use lowercase for clearance?

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to 
do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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