Bug 106551 - inconsistent behaviour between zcat, zless, zmore
inconsistent behaviour between zcat, zless, zmore
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gzip (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-10-08 07:15 EDT by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-01-27 07:31:48 EST
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2003-10-08 07:15:59 EDT
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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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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 16:50:04 EST
If you want such a zmore, then replace zmore with this script:

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

Comment 3 Ivana Varekova 2004-12-13 08:31:57 EST
Thank you for your notice. 
The problem was fixed.
Ivana Varekova
Comment 5 Ivana Varekova 2005-01-27 07:31:48 EST
Fixed in 1.3.3-15

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