Subject: Re: gzip warning about > 4GB breaks amanda
To: J Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/2005 19:29:03
On Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:18:55 -0500
J Chapman Flack <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 :)