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2:51pm Sat 6th Apr, ANONYMOUS

Hi, I noticed that the zip command is not installed in the class docker image. So, in the docker image I can only use the gzip command and the resulting file has a gz suffix. but assignment1 requires a zip file to be submitted and I can only compress it into a zip file outside the docker image. I would like to know if this is allowed? Or can we submit compressed files with gz suffix? Thanks.


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3:21pm Sat 6th Apr, Michael W.

Using gzip (and then gunzip) on the directory containing the script(s) is also fine. In retrospect, given that I've been pushing Unix/Linux specific tools, for authenticity I really should have asked for Linux native gzip over the more optional zip. Next time. For now, please feel free to use either. Cheers MichaelW

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