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[Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.8 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.8 released
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 12:25:45 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of clzip 1.8.

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

Clzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by clzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer, and can be rescued with lziprecover. 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 archiving, taking into account both data integrity and decoder availability.

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

The sources can be downloaded from http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/lzip/clzip/

The sha1sums are:
601a40eb729b22156c74eaa3136c0f028f94d607  clzip-1.8.tar.lz
bed74c62b85be8ef7a935da302bca664ac76c95f  clzip-1.8.tar.gz

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

Changes in version 1.8:

* The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes clzip exit with error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after decompressing the last member, has been added.

* When decompressing or testing, up to 6 bytes of trailing data are printed if "-vvvv" is specified.

* The test of the value remaining in the range decoder has been removed. (After extensive testing it has been found useless to detect corruption in the decompressed data. Eliminating it reduces the number of false positives for corruption and makes error detection more accurate).

* When decompressing, the file specified with the '--output' option is now deleted if the input is a terminal.

  * The new chapter "Trailing data" has been added to the manual.

* A harmless "make check" failure on Windows, caused by the failed comparison of a message in text mode, has been fixed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, clzip author and maintainer.

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