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bug #38545: Error when attempting to open .gz files

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Tue 19 Mar 2013 07:46:49 AM UTC
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open
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Tue 19 Mar 2013 07:46:49 AM UTC, original submission:  

When scope.sh is used as the preview script, previewing .gz files works fine, but attempting to open the file by typing <Enter> or l results in an error message from als, e.g.:

als: /usr/share/man/man1/ab.1.gz: list command not supported for gzip archives

It turns out that scope.sh has a mechanism for using acat if als fails and acat is able to display the contents of .gz files. rifle does not seem to have such a mechanism and tries only als.

I don't know what the proper solution is, but the problem can be fixed by installing rifle.conf in ~/.config/ranger and making the following change (shown as a unified diff):

--- /usr/local/share/doc/ranger/config/rifle.conf 2013-03-17 13:28:35.000000000 -0700
+++ rifle.conf 2013-03-19 00:15:13.341065944 -0700
@@ -161,8 +161,9 @@
 # Archives
 # This requires atool
-ext 7z|ace|ar|arc|bz2?|cab|cpio|cpt|deb|dgc|dmg|gz,  has als     = als -- "$@" | "$PAGER"
+ext 7z|ace|ar|arc|bz2?|cab|cpio|cpt|deb|dgc|dmg,     has als     = als -- "$@" | "$PAGER"
 ext iso|jar|msi|pkg|rar|shar|tar|tgz|xar|xpi|xz|zip, has als     = als -- "$@" | "$PAGER"
+ext gz,                                              has acat    = acat -- "$@" | "$PAGER"
 ext 7z|ace|ar|arc|bz2?|cab|cpio|cpt|deb|dgc|dmg|gz,  has aunpack = aunpack -- "$@"
 ext iso|jar|msi|pkg|rar|shar|tar|tgz|xar|xpi|xz|zip, has aunpack = aunpack -- "$@"



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