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[Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.6 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.6 released
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:37:33 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of clzip 1.6.

Clzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Clzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip, compresses most files more than bzip2, and is better than both from a data recovery perspective. Clzip is a clean implementation of the LZMA "algorithm".

Clzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by clzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer. Clzip is in fact a C language version of lzip, intended for embedded devices or systems lacking a C++ compiler.

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term data archiving. It is clean, provides very safe 4 factor integrity checking, and is backed by the recovery capabilities of lziprecover.

A nice feature of the lzip format is that a corrupt byte is easier to repair the nearer it is from the beginning of the file. Therefore, with the help of lziprecover, losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.

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

The sources can be downloaded from

Please, note that I have created the subdirectory 'clzip' in order to leave every tarball in its place "permanently" (instead of moving old tarballs to the "old" directory). This will break some things now (like watch files), but I have been told that it will be easier for distros this way. Sorry for the inconveniences.

The sha1sums are:
54f9bb638fb4af5e446cab8153c1abeaf2a232d3  clzip-1.6.tar.lz
09c5e0375e284bdd1b468d95d23c9871a575295d  clzip-1.6.tar.gz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.6:

  * Compression ratio of option -9 has been slightly increased.

* Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves like "cp -p". (If the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared).

  * "clzip.texinfo" has been renamed to "clzip.texi".

  * The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, clzip author and maintainer.

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