[racket] thread below: Can't Open Archived gz file: Don Green

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Jun 19 12:30:59 EDT 2012

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* Sounds like you're having some problems using gunzip etc:
  - "gunzip -r directory" should unzip all of the *.gz files in the
    directory (creating an uncompressed file instead of each
    compressed one).
  - "zcat -r directory" would unzip all of the *.gz files *and* show
    them all.  If you did the above gunzip first, this should not be

* For a one-step process, as I have noted in the last message, for
  every *.gz URL you can also drop the ".gz" and get the plain text

* If your goal is to search the archives, you don't need any steps --
  you can use one of these mirrors:
  - google group: http://groups.google.com/group/racket-users/
  - mailarchive: http://www.mail-archive.com/users@racket-lang.org/
  - gmane, blog-like: http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.racket.user
            threaded: http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.racket.user

20 minutes ago, Don Green wrote:
> How to Gunzip
> 1) Create dirs: target and subdir: /target/source
> 2) Place all .gz files in subdir: /target/source
> 3) From target dir command line, run:
>    gunzip -r source  ;note that the generated files at this stage are still
> not readable.
> 4) Then run: zcat -r source > new.txt  ;the file new.txt will be readable.
> This two-step process is still not ideal to my way of thinking.  I'd prefer:
> - a one-step process.
> - for the process to generate a series of text files, each corresponding to a
> series of .gz files.
> (At least the above process does not require issuing a gunzip command for each
> uniquely named .gz source file.)

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