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[Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.9-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.9-rc1 released
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:31:19 +0100
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Zutils 1.9-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
49bf886dd607643298ca8858b4cc23f9aceda2d47501830b2050ee3df32b4bfa zutils-1.9-rc1.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find. This is planned to be the only release candidate before 1.9 stable.

Zutils is a collection of utilities able to process any combination of compressed and uncompressed files transparently. If any file given, including standard input, is compressed, its decompressed content is used. Compressed files are decompressed on the fly; no temporary files are created.

These utilities are not wrapper scripts but safer and more efficient C++ programs. In particular the "--recursive" option is very efficient in those utilities supporting it.

The utilities provided are zcat, zcmp, zdiff, zgrep, ztest, and zupdate.
The formats supported are bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz.
Zutils uses external compressors. The compressor to be used for each format is configurable at runtime.

zcat, zcmp, zdiff, and zgrep are improved replacements for the shell scripts provided by GNU gzip. ztest is unique to zutils. zupdate is similar to gzip's znew.

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

Changes in this version:

* 'ztest -v' now prints a final diagnostic with the number of files that failed the test (if any) when testing multiple files.

* ztest now continues checking the rest of the files if any input file is a terminal.

* zcat, zgrep, and ztest now check for errors when closing the input file in addition to checking when closing the input from the decompressor.

   * The descriptions of zcat, zcmp, and zdiff have been improved.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.
Self-determination is a right, not a crime. 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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