Hi Antonio,

Am 29.10.2012 um 17:29 schrieb Dagobert Michelsen <d...@opencsw.org>:
> Am 29.10.2012 um 17:28 schrieb Antonio Diaz Diaz <ant_d...@teleline.es>:
>>>> Zcat, zcmp, zdiff and zgrep are improved replacements for the shell 
>>>> scripts provided with GNU gzip. Ztest is unique to zutils.
>>> 
>>> We have been traditionally naming these with uppercase "Z". I remember you 
>>> were
>>> talking to the gzip team about adjusting the names to remove the collisions.
>>> Has this been settled?
>> 
>> Well, it has been settled here[1], as explained in the INSTALL file:
>> 
>> "If you are installing zutils along with GNU gzip and want to keep the gzip 
>> scripts, the recommended method is to configure gzip as follows:
>> 
>>  ./configure --program-transform-name='s/^z/gz/'
>> 
>> This renames, at installation time, the gzip scripts and man pages to 
>> 'gzcat', 'gzcat.1', etc, avoiding the name clashing with the programs and 
>> man pages from zutils."
>> 
>> [1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gzip/2012-01/msg00006.html
> 
> Ok.

As there has been some discussion about uppercase commands I find it 
unfortunate that
the main zutils page uses sometimes uppercase and sometimes lowercase because of
start-of-sentence rules (which IMHO do not apply for command names):
  http://www.nongnu.org/zutils/zutils.html
May I suggest to always use lowercase for clearance?


Best regards

  — Dago

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