gunzip -c not working correctly?

Jim Gifford lfs at jg555.com
Wed Feb 2 20:04:56 PST 2005


Stephan wrote:

>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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Stephan,
    I just tested this out, with no issue. Send me a copy of your binary 
to the email address below so I can check it out.



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