GNU bug report logs - #18000
tar/gzip recognise ZIP mistake

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Package: gzip; Severity: wishlist; Reported by: Jonny Grant <jg@HIDDEN>; dated Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:07:01 UTC; Maintainer for gzip is bug-gzip@HIDDEN.
Severity set to 'wishlist' from 'normal' Request was from Paul Eggert <eggert@HIDDEN> to control <at> debbugs.gnu.org. Full text available.

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Subject: tar/gzip recognise ZIP mistake
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Hello

I'm not a member of this list, could you keep my email address in any
replies please.

I made a mistake, I did:

$ tar xvfz docs.zip
gzip: stdin has more than one entry--rest ignored
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

What I realised is that this error message is not that informative. I
can realise I made an obvious mistake, and should have used "unzip",
but other users might not?

Is there a way that gzip could recognise that there isn't a standard
GZIP header?

Regards, Jon




Acknowledgement sent to Jonny Grant <jg@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gzip@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gzip@HIDDEN:
bug#18000; Package gzip. Full text available.
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