bzip2 - alternative to bzcat

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


"Allen Brooker" <allen at brooker.gb.net> wrote in message
news:a7i5qo$u93$1 at shadowfax.linuxfromscratch.org...
> 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
book
> directly.
>
> On somesystems (mine is slackware 8.0), bzcat is missing, instead you
can
> use bzip2 -dc ....
>
> This is actually written in the bzip2 --help, but unless you look you
don't
> 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

Don


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