Bug 106551 - inconsistent behaviour between zcat, zless, zmore
Summary: inconsistent behaviour between zcat, zless, zmore
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gzip   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Ivana Varekova
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-10-08 11:15 UTC by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-27 12:31:48 UTC
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2003-10-08 11:15:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
  the collection of file listing commands zcat, zless and zmore have
inconsistent behaviour.  if you have a gzipped file fred.gz, both
zcat and zless allow you to omit the suffix:

$ zcat fred
$ zless fred

  however, zmore *requires* the suffix, which is clearly non-intuitive.  i
haven't checked any of the other utilities (zgrep, etc.), but it might be nice
if they all worked consistently.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gzip fred (to generate fred.gz)
2. zcat fred  # works
3. zmore fred # fails

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bart Martens 2004-01-31 21:50:04 UTC
If you want such a zmore, then replace zmore with this script:

/bin/zcat "$@" | /bin/more

Comment 3 Ivana Varekova 2004-12-13 13:31:57 UTC
Thank you for your notice. 
The problem was fixed.
Ivana Varekova

Comment 5 Ivana Varekova 2005-01-27 12:31:48 UTC
Fixed in 1.3.3-15

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