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Re: feedback on gzip 1.3.6

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: feedback on gzip 1.3.6
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:57:30 -0600

    Now do you see why
    I think those wrappers are a lost cause?  :-)

Yeah, they're a big pain, but they are sooooo useful.  We can't just
drop them.

In fact, I'd love to have zhead and ztail too -- not for this release, of
course.  (And zgrep needs to support -r. :)

A separate package seems like overkill for a few scripts.  Maybe we
could find someone else to maintain them, though.

    > Concensus among Debian users seems to be that if we really want a
    > generic PAGER wrapper it should have a name like zpager.

Adding zpager sounds unobjectionable (not that I'm arguing for it
myself), but changing the behavior of zmore seems to me like creating an
incompatibility for users for no good reason.  Anyway, postponing any
non-critical changes is clearly desirable.


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