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Re: invoking gunzip.exe

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: invoking gunzip.exe
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 22:50:28 -0700
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Matthew Woehlke <address@hidden> writes:

> Paul Eggert wrote:
>> But no extra process is involved here; the shell script does not fork.
>> The overhead is so small on my Debian stable host (with a 5-year-old
>> CPU) that I can't easily measure it.  Perhaps things are different on
>> Cygwin but I suspect in practice the overhead is relatively small
>> there, too.
> If you're talking about fork(),

No, since the shell script does not fork.

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