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Re: [Lzip-bug] Version 0.8 of plzip released

From: Elbert & Nicole Pol
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] Version 0.8 of plzip released
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:53:42 +0100
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On 23-01-12 11:12, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
I am pleased to announce the release of plzip 0.8.

Plzip is a massively parallel (multi-threaded), lossless data compressor
based on the LZMA algorithm, with very safe integrity checking and a
user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Plzip uses the lzip
file format; the files produced by plzip are fully compatible with
lzip-1.4 or newer.

Plzip is intended for faster compression/decompression of big files on
multiprocessor machines, which makes it specially well suited for
distribution of big software files and large scale data archiving. On
files big enough, plzip can use hundreds of processors.

The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/plzip.html

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
4e43d32bc69c247235b0195feb25aab4 plzip-0.8.tar.gz
0a7ddc693cd31ead71850130db6d9d35 plzip-0.8.tar.lz

Changes in this version:

* The option "-F, --recompress", which forces recompression of files
whose name already has the ".lz" or ".tlz" suffix, has been added.

* The options "-d, --decompress" and "-t, --test" now also show
compression ratio.

* Inability to change output file attributes has been downgraded from
error to warning.

* A small change has been made in the "--help" output and man page.

* Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU
Coding Standards.

* Stdin and stdout are now set in binary mode on OS2.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, plzip co-author and maintainer.

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