# Description: Use uncompress.real instead of uncompress.
# The gzip package already has a program called uncompress. For historical
# purposes, the solution to this is to have ncompress install its program as
# uncompress.real rather than uncompress. See README.Debian for more
# Author: Kenneth J. Pronovici <firstname.lastname@example.org>
@@ -727,7 +727,8 @@
progname = argv;
- if (strcmp(progname, "uncompress") == 0)
+ if (strcmp(progname, "uncompress") == 0
+ || strcmp(progname, "uncompress.real") == 0)
do_decomp = 1;
if (strcmp(progname, "zcat") == 0)
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
.TH COMPRESS 1 local
-compress, uncompress \- compress and expand data
+compress, uncompress.real \- compress and expand data
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
@@ -35,6 +35,14 @@
.I "name \&..."
+Note that the program that would normally be installed as
+is installed for Debian as
+This has been done to avoid conflicting with the more-commonly-used
+program with the same name that is part of the gzip package.
reduces the size of the named files using adaptive Lempel\-Ziv coding.
@@ -60,9 +68,9 @@
the user is prompted as to whether an existing file should be overwritten.
Compressed files can be restored to their original form using
takes a list of files on its command line and replaces each
file whose name ends with
@@ -75,7 +83,7 @@
write to the standard output; no files are changed.
@@ -125,7 +133,7 @@
Note that the
flag is omitted for
parameter specified during compression