Comment 1JR I hate to be a unix snob, but


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I hate to be a unix snob, but (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-13 18:41 (#1JR)

(a) It's being distributed by an idiot, as zips are unable to preserve important file-system-related information (such as file permissions, including executability). Tar exists for a reason, and in fact predates zip by pretty much a whole decade. The fact that the instructions for use include a preparatory "install a package which will help you cope with our bizarre distribution medium" step is a tell-tale sign that it's not been designed particularly sensibly.
(b) actually, I don't hate to be a unix snob, I revel in it.

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