compress / ncompress package for Cygwin

Yaakov (Cygwin/X)
Fri Aug 23 17:24:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, 2013-08-23 at 17:09 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Aug 23 16:11, Hubert Garavel wrote:
> > 
> > Contrary to most Unix-like operating systems, Cygwin does not have
> > the /bin/compress command installed by default and has no package
> > to install it on demand. Cygwin has an uncompress command (that relies
> > on gunzip), but no compress command to make genuine .Z files.
> > 
> > This would be certainly easy to solve, using the work of the Ncompress
> > project at
> Why not, but "somebody" (you?) will have to create and maintain the
> 32 and 64 bit packages as the official Cygwin package maintainer.

Note that on Fedora, uncompress is provided by ncompress, not gzip,
although that is not mandatory.


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