[Mono-list] Newbie question

PJ Cabrera pjcabrera@pobox.com
26 Jan 2003 22:51:59 -0400

On Sun, 2003-01-26 at 00:18, yoros@wanadoo.es wrote:
> I think that WinZip isn't problematic with CRLF.

I am not trying to be belligerent, but have you ever run WinZip on a tar
file created on a Unix box and seen it change all CRs on text files to
CRLFs?  I have, and I think I am running the latest version (8.1 build
4132, if anybody cares).

> A de/compression application must be deterministic, it only runs an 
> algorithm and doesn't look inside the content of any file.

Tell that to WinZip.  It uses some heuristic to determine what is a text
file and what is a binary, and it works differently on text files.  This
can be changed in the configuration dialog box, but it is on by default.

Thanks for trying to help, Pedro. You are correct, Cygwin and WinZIP
should be set up correctly to work with Unix files. But I think we are
veering off-topic regarding this.

I was only trying to help Jeroen, in case he was using a tool that I
know for a fact causes problems with Unix tarballs on Windows.

PJ Cabrera
pjcabrera at pobox dot com