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gmsl tar file issue

Galen Seitz
Hi,

Apologies for the slightly off-topic post, but I haven't
found a way to contact John Graham-Cumming directly, short
of signing up with Twitter.  I'm posting here in hopes
he might see it, or perhaps someone who knows him could
pass it along.

I recently downloaded gmsl from Sourceforge, and I
discovered that the tar file is a bit odd.  It contains a
file named README, which is actually a compressed tar
file that contains the same files as the containing tar
file, sans the README.

[galens@toto tmp]$ tar -tzvf ~/Downloads/gmsl-1.1.8.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     18901 2018-05-17 07:24 README
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     45266 2018-05-17 07:16 __gmsl
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff      3031 2018-05-17 07:08 gmsl
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     34211 2018-05-17 07:12 gmsl-tests
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     30582 2018-05-17 07:08 index.html

[galens@toto tmp]$ tar -xzf ~/Downloads/gmsl-1.1.8.tar.gz

[galens@toto tmp]$ ls -l
total 140
-rw-r--r--. 1 galens galens  3031 May 17  2018 gmsl
-rw-r--r--. 1 galens galens 45266 May 17  2018 __gmsl
-rw-r--r--. 1 galens galens 34211 May 17  2018 gmsl-tests
-rw-r--r--. 1 galens galens 30582 May 17  2018 index.html
-rw-r--r--. 1 galens galens 18901 May 17  2018 README

[galens@toto tmp]$ tar -tzvf README
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     45266 2018-05-17 07:16 __gmsl
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff      3031 2018-05-17 07:08 gmsl
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     34211 2018-05-17 07:12 gmsl-tests
-rw-r--r-- jgc/staff     30582 2018-05-17 07:08 index.html

Obviously this isn't a big issue, but it certainly
caused confusion when I tried to view the README file.


galen
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Galen Seitz
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