unzip -a option fails to detect zipped text files

Bug #1099587 reported by Peter Csapo on 2013-01-14
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Bug Description

The unzip -a option detects all zipped files as binary.

The -a option is supposed to auto convert text files, but it never seems to work. Have tried it with zipped .c, .h, .txt, and .py files moving from windows to linux.

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04

unzip:
  Installed: 6.0-4ubuntu1
  Candidate: 6.0-4ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 6.0-4ubuntu1 0
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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