On 2020-12-27 18:14:51 [+0100], Vincent Lefevre wrote: > > On 2020-12-27 15:47:05 +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote: > > > I traced it back in `gzip' to the 90s but the change was not documented > > > as such. It was moved, altered but not documented. At some point the > > > error was restricted to <= 2 which might be related to disk quota. > > I think I've found the answer for gzip: > > Sat Jan 21 15:46:38 1993 Jean-loup Gailly (jl...@chorus.fr) > > Uncompress files with multiple links only with -f.
Yes, but it never reveals why it was needed / a good idea. Sebastian