Fwd: [PATCH] scripts/functions: change zcat to gzcat on Mac OS X

Mike Frysinger vapier@gentoo.org
Tue Oct 15 16:33:00 GMT 2013

On Monday 14 October 2013 19:53:13 Anthony Foiani wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Ray Donnelly wrote:
> > The best fix is to add --with-zcat=<path> as an option IMHO. It's
> > quite easily done too.
> Sorry if I'm late to the party, but is it possible to replace all such
> usage with just:
>   gzip -dc
> This is my go-to command whenever I don't know if gzcat / zcat is
> handy, and my impression is that it's pretty portable.

that is an excellent suggestion.  thanks!

you could even add a func to the code and then people wouldn't be able to 
zcat() { gzip -dc "$@"; }
gzcat() { zcat "$@"; }
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