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[Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.12-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.12-rc1 released
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:07:07 +0200
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Clzip 1.12-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
c174e53fa126541417714ca7de216209e6b0c32b160e87090283c92c85f75b1e clzip-1.12-rc1.tar.lz 0972060a23b863dc3206bbe99aeb10ea19b085cd70398b10456ae865ad623244 clzip-1.12-rc1.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

Clzip is a C language version of lzip, fully compatible with lzip 1.4 or newer. As clzip is written in C, it may be easier to integrate in applications like package managers, embedded devices, or systems lacking a C++ compiler.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip uses a simplified form of the 'Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm' (LZMA) stream format, chosen to maximize safety and interoperability. Lzip can compress about as fast as gzip (lzip -0) or compress most files more than bzip2 (lzip -9). Decompression speed is intermediate between gzip and bzip2. Lzip is better than gzip and bzip2 from a data recovery perspective. Lzip has been designed, written, and tested with great care to replace gzip and bzip2 as the standard general-purpose compressed format for unix-like systems.

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

Changes in this version:

  * Clzip now reports an error if a file name is empty (clzip -t "").

* Option '-o, --output' now behaves like '-c, --stdout', but sending the output unconditionally to a file instead of to standard output. See the new description of '-o' in the manual. This change is backwards compatible only when (de)compressing from standard input alone. Therefore commands like:
  clzip -o foo.lz - bar < foo
must now be split into:
  clzip -o foo.lz - < foo
  clzip bar
or rewritten as:
  clzip - bar < foo > foo.lz

* When using '-c' or '-o', clzip now checks whether the output is a terminal only once.

* The words 'decompressed' and 'compressed' have been replaced with the shorter 'out' and 'in' in the verbose output when decompressing or testing.

* Option '--list' now reports corruption or truncation of the last header in a multimenber file specifically instead of showing the generic message "Last member in input file is truncated or corrupt."

* The commands needed to extract files from a tar.lz archive have been documented in the manual, in the output of '--help', and in the man page.

  * Several fixes and improvements have been made to the manual.

  * 9 new test files have been added to the testsuite.

Antonio Diaz, clzip author and maintainer.
Self-determination is a human right. Free Catalan political prisoners.
If you care about long-term archiving, please help me replace xz with lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html#xz1
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html Thanks.

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