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app/x-gunzip MIME type is rejected by Bugzilla, should that be application/x-gunzip? A faerber (talk) 10:59, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

  • One could speculate that "gun" is a misspelling of "gnu". PatrickDGarvey (talk) 18:29, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
gnu is at lots of places, but probably not here. I'd guess the page means "gunzip" as in "gzip" (the compression format/tool). However, the list of filetypes offered by bugzilla changed in the meantime, and application/octet-stream is the only option that makes sense for compressed files like the y2logs. --Cboltz (talk) 19:56, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
For your reference: https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/manual/gzip.html#Invoking-gzip where it says, "Compressed files can be restored to their original form using ‘gzip -d’ or gunzip or zcat."
It appears to me that "gunzip" is the decompressing alias for "gzip -d"; whereas "gzip" without the "-d" switch, by default, compresses the files. Perhaps "gzip" is short for GNU Zip and "gunzip" is short for GNU Unzip?
I don't have a working Unix or Linux available, but I seem to remember "which gunzip" will tell one if "gunzip" is an alias.
PatrickDGarvey (talk) 23:31, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Content table is verbose and is styled after FAQ when no one wants to ever read this page in FAQ fashion.