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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#7198 closed enhancement (wontfix)

.tar.gz for WordPress plugins

Reported by: brettalton Owned by: matt
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


Take this plugin for example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/

It only is available in .zip format (http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/stats.1.2.2.zip).

While .zip files are good and universal, I think adding an option to download in .tar.gz format would greatly help improve administration on *nix machines (BSD, Mac, Linux, etc.)

'unzip' is not always available, whereas 'tar -xvf *.tar.gz' is usually much more universal.

This would enable easier scripting for admins as well, especially the ones who use wget and PuTTY/BASH.

Change History (4)

#1 @DD32
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to WordPress.org
  • Owner changed from anonymous to matt
  • Type changed from defect to task

'unzip' is not always available, whereas 'tar -xvf *.tar.gz' is usually much more universal.

Gzip which is common nearly every *nix machine i've come accross handles Zip's fine.

I commonly use tar -zxf *.zip to extract zips.

I think most modern compiles of tar even automatically workout the compression format in use, which would result in your command working on zips too.

#2 @matt
7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted

#3 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

imo, this can be closed

#4 @ryan
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from task (blessed) to enhancement
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