bzip2 - alternative to bzcat

Don Smith midio at
Sat Mar 23 09:54:42 PST 2002

"Allen Brooker" <allen at> wrote in message
news:a7i5qo$u93$1 at
> Hi all,
> Wonder if this is the shortest hint ever.
> Not sure if this is a hint or somethig that should be added to the LFS
> directly.
> On somesystems (mine is slackware 8.0), bzcat is missing, instead you
> use bzip2 -dc ....
> This is actually written in the bzip2 --help, but unless you look you
> find it (I only found it there after searching the web)
> Regards,
> Allen

You can also:

cd /bin
ln bzip2 bzcat

or insert -s into the ln command if you prefer symkinks


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