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Compressed info files

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Compressed info files
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:42:39 +0100

Hi all,

I kinda discovered that info can read compressed files.
This is excellent news, but it seems poorly documented.
I can find information about install-info being able to
read compressed files and compressed dir files, but that's

Shouldn't install-info also support a means to compress
when installing?

This is prompted by the people at MacPorts that are considering
not installing the documentation of Bison, to save disk space.
The info file is 537KB uncompressed, 147KB with gzip, and 112KB
with bzip2.

Shouldn't Automake also help install compressed files?
Shouldn't the GNU Coding Standards promote installing compressed
info files and man pages?

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