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;;; uncompress.el --- auto-decompression hook for visiting .Z files

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;; Maintainer: FSF

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;;; Commentary:

;; This package can be used to arrange for automatic uncompress of
;; files packed with the UNIX compress(1) utility when they are visited.
;; All that's necessary is to load it.  This can conveniently be done from
;; your .emacs file.

;;; Code:

;; When we are about to make a backup file,
;; uncompress the file we visited
;; so that making the backup can work properly.
;; This is used as a write-file-hook.

(defvar uncompress-program "gunzip"
  "Program to use for uncompression.")

(defun uncompress-backup-file ()
  (and buffer-file-name make-backup-files (not buffer-backed-up)
       (not (file-exists-p buffer-file-name))
       (call-process uncompress-program nil nil nil buffer-file-name))

(or (assoc "\\.Z$" auto-mode-alist)
    (setq auto-mode-alist
	  (cons '("\\.Z$" . uncompress-while-visiting) auto-mode-alist)))
(or (assoc "\\.gz$" auto-mode-alist)
    (setq auto-mode-alist
	  (cons '("\\.gz$" . uncompress-while-visiting) auto-mode-alist)))

(defun uncompress-while-visiting ()
  "Temporary \"major mode\" used for .Z and .gz files, to uncompress them.
It then selects a major mode from the uncompressed file name and contents."
  (if (and (not (null buffer-file-name))
	   (string-match "\\.Z$" buffer-file-name))
       (substring buffer-file-name 0 (match-beginning 0)))
    (if (and (not (null buffer-file-name))
	     (string-match "\\.gz$" buffer-file-name))
	 (substring buffer-file-name 0 (match-beginning 0)))))
  (message "Uncompressing...")
  (let ((buffer-read-only nil))
    (shell-command-on-region (point-min) (point-max) uncompress-program t))
  (message "Uncompressing...done")
  (set-buffer-modified-p nil)
  (make-local-variable 'write-file-hooks)
  (or (memq 'uncompress-backup-file write-file-hooks)
      (setq write-file-hooks (cons 'uncompress-backup-file write-file-hooks)))

(or (memq 'find-compressed-version find-file-not-found-hooks)
    (setq find-file-not-found-hooks
	  (cons 'find-compressed-version find-file-not-found-hooks)))

(defun find-compressed-version ()
  "Hook to read and uncompress the compressed version of a file."
  ;; Just pretend we had visited the compressed file,
  ;; and uncompress-while-visiting will do the rest.
  (let (name)
    (if (file-exists-p (setq name (concat buffer-file-name ".Z")))
	(setq buffer-file-name name)
      (if (file-exists-p (setq name (concat buffer-file-name ".gz")))
	  (setq buffer-file-name name)))
    (if (eq name buffer-file-name)
	  (insert-file-contents buffer-file-name t)
	  (goto-char (point-min))
	  (setq error nil)

(provide 'uncompress)

;;; uncompress.el ends here