Subject: Re: gzip warning about > 4GB breaks amanda
To: J Chapman Flack <>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/2005 19:29:03
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:18:55 -0500
J Chapman Flack <> wrote:

> > also note that "gzip -t" will show modulo 2^32, and *not* real size,
> Should that be "gzip -l" ?  For me gzip -t doesn't show anything.

Yes, "-l" of course. Thanks for pointing this out.

> Presumably it's also showing what it 'should' show according to the RFC,
> and so the BUGS would be that the header text from gzip -l says simply
> "uncompressed" rather than something like "uncompressed(mod 2^32)" and
> that the man page at -l simply says "uncompressed size."  (Actually a
> language lawyer in a really snarky mood could probably argue that the
> man page says the option "displays information about the file's ...
> uncompressed size" and that the size%2^32 is "information about" the
> real size ... but would probably have tongue firmly in cheek.)

Oh my :)