man bzip2 - suggest we add to See Also
Raphael Kubo da Costa
rakuco at FreeBSD.org
Sat Sep 10 20:35:09 UTC 2011
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"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at berklix.com> writes:
> I suggest we should add a See Also section to man bzip2,
> FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE & current man bzip2
> adding URLs
> http://www.7-zip.org/download.html ->
> as currently no reference is made to 7zip or 7-zip
> Quote from: http://www.minix3.org/download/
> The best known lossless compression algorithm is implemented
> in the bzip2 program. It also has extremely fast decompression.
> The popular 7zip archiver for Windows supports it too.
Speaking with my p7zip maintainer hat on, I don't have anything to add
to the proposal (any kind of change wouldn't involve that port anyway).
As a user, though, I don't really see this being really necessary (dunno
if there's some documentation policy with regards to recommending ports
software in a base man page). 7zip itself is a Windows program, p7zip is
done by a guy who looks at the 7zip code after it's released and tunes
it to run on Unix.
In the end, it's Julian's call IMO.
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