[Mono-list] Newbie question

yoros@wanadoo.es yoros@wanadoo.es
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 06:51:00 +0100

On Sun, Jan 26, 2003 at 10:51:59PM -0400, PJ Cabrera wrote:
> 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.

Yes I used to need winzip when decompressing in the university but I
never had such kind of problems. I'm not sure if it changed me any text
file because vim works fine with unix and dos files.

Sorry if I was a bit coarse with my words but I'm not English and it
affects to my expressions. I only tried to say that winzip does not do
well its job if it changes the files when decompress it... only this.



Pedro Martinez Juliá
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