Subject: bin/26240: gzip(1) with already-compressed files
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/11/2004 18:01:23
>Number:         26240
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       gzip(1) with already-compressed files
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 11 09:02:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0F

System: NetBSD kaeru 2.0F NetBSD 2.0F (build.kaeru) #1518: Thu Jul 8 16:09:03 JST 2004 takashi@kaeru:/home/takashi/work/kernel/build.kaeru i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	when attempting to compress already-compressed files,
	(strictly speaking, files with one of the particular suffixes)
	our gzip(1) behaves differently from GNU's.  see below.
	% touch a.gz b.bz2 c.Z
	% gzip a.gz b.bz2 c.Z

	and see the GNU version warns and skips files
	while ours compresses them.