Subject: Re: Best way to get 1.4?
To: Laine Stump <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 07:57:16
On Thu 20 May 1999, Laine Stump wrote:

> (BTW, why did we switch to the (afaik) "Linux-ism" of .tgz instead of
> .tar.gz? Is the savings of 3 characters really worth it? This screws up the
> mode stuff in my emacs that lets it read .tar.gz files (it does gzip mode

This is done (at least on the atari) to support installing sets from peoples
local disks. Since atari TOS has a MSDOS like filesystem, only one single
3 character suffix is allowed... So the savings are merely a side effect ;-)