gunzip -c not working correctly?

Stephan quinte17 at gmx.de
Wed Feb 2 16:21:13 PST 2005


man gunzip tells me on my LFS 6.0:
 -c --stdout --to-stdout
              Write output on standard output; keep original files
unchanged.
              If  there  are  several  input  files,  the output consists of
a
              sequence of independently compressed members. To  obtain
better
              compression,  concatenate  all  input  files  before
compressing
              them.

there stands: keep original files  unchanged
so i think it should behave so...
or do i mis-understand the manpage?

Stephan


-----Original Message-----
From: lfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org
[mailto:lfs-support-bounces at linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Jeremy
Utley
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 1:17 AM
To: LFS Support List
Subject: Re: gunzip -c not working correctly?


Stephan wrote:

>you dont understand the problem ;)
>
>
Yes, he does.  You are mis-interpreting the function of the -c flag.  If
you read the man page, then you'll see that the -c flag says nothing
about leaving the file intact.

-J-

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