Subject: Re: bin/32105: gzip exits with non-zero status for >=4GB input.
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
Date: 11/18/2005 20:01:10
At 15:55 Uhr +0100 18.11.2005, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
>> For compatibility of scripts written before, and interoperability
>> of gnu-gzip, it should not claims for >=4GB input and should
>> exit with 0, IMHO.
>The current state will also probably cause problems with tools using gzip
>in a pipe,
Seen here, patched around it. It was brought up by Peter Seebach and
discussed several times on various lists, but nothing ever came of it.
"It's never straight up and down" (DEVO)