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Re: [Lzip-bug] plzip vs 0.6 manual missing info.

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] plzip vs 0.6 manual missing info.
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:01:24 +0200
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Hello Keith,

Keith Daniels wrote:
IF the manual specified:
Whether or not plzip output files are the same as lzip,  and that you
can or can not use lziprecover (from the lzip package) on plzip files
to recover them...

Thanks for pointing this out. The manual already says this:

"Plzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by plzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer".

But you are right it is better to be sure. I'll document in next version of the manuals that lziprecover can be used in files produced by any of the programs in the lzip family (lzip, plzip, clzip, lzlib and pdlzip).

Given lziprecover's power and versatility, perhaps it should have its own package.

"Lziprecover is a data recovery tool for lzip compressed files able to repair slightly damaged files, recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, and extract undamaged members from multi-member files. If the cause of file corruption is damaged media, the combination GNU ddrescue + lziprecover is the best option for recovering data from multiple damaged copies".

best regards,

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