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Re: Why not compress cygcheck output? (was RE: updatedb broken?)

On Fri, 23 May 2003, David Rothenberger wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > As a matter of fact, <> and
> > <> should be the same document.  And it
> > does say
> >
> >    Run cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out and include that as an attachment
> >    in your report.  Please do not compress the output.  Just attach it as
> >    a straight text file so that it can be easily viewed.
> >
> > However, the part about it having to be an attachment is not stressed.  We
> > should probably do something about that.
> >         Igor
> My mailer (netscape) refuses to attach text files as anything but
> inline.  Yes, I know I can use another mailer, but that's kind of a pain
> and the few I've checked out also don't allow this to be controlled.
> While I'm sure there is a mailer that allows it, I can easily avoid this
> issue by compressing the cygcheck output.
> So, why is it important that the output not be compressed?  In fact, if
> you asked for compressed output, it seems more likely that it would be
> an attachment and not inlined.
> Dave


For me, this has to do with convenience.  If the output was compressed,
I'd have to save it, uncompress it, and only then I'd be able to look at
it.  I'd be less inclined to even see it in this case.  It's much easier
to just open the attachment and view it as text.  These are some of the
reasons that cygcheck output should not be compressed, but there may be

Perhaps we should make cygcheck produce a non-printable character, so that
its output is not recognized as text...
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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