gzip, gunzip, zcat

Craig M. Reece craigthulu at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 14 09:30:49 PST 2001


On Wednesday, March 14, 2001 09:27 am, Gerard Beekmans spoke thusly:
> ;) hard to tell
>
> if we use hardlinks we need to change chapter 4 as we use symlinks there to
> directories that don't exist yet (they're created a few steps later). A few
> extra 'cd' operations can dance around that problem though. Like my other
> email says I like consistency. I think it's a good idea. I think symlink
> are easier to manage (and more flexible like the above reminds us of
> again). I really don't think the extra inode is that big a deal, really.

I thnink the flexiblity is well worth the inconsistency and we should follow 
the "Generally Accepted Practice" (great vague term) that the original 
program authors used (e.g., hardlinks for gzip, etc and softlinks for others).

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