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[Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.11-pre1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.11-pre1 released
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:34:40 +0100
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Zutils 1.11-pre1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
f0a46c5b4882f6e6f7ca6d289d3d869b32c114606d18b1f2fae7a9efc685141f zutils-1.11-pre1.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

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 option "--recursive" 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:

* 'zdiff --verbose --version' now prints the version of the diff program used (if it supports the option '--version').

* 'zgrep --verbose --version' now prints the version of the grep program used (if it supports the option '--version').

* It has been documented in the manual how to recompress files with zupdate from a read-only file system to another place by first linking the files from the destination directory and then compressing the links:
  'ln -s /src/foo.gz . && zupdate foo.gz'

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.
Self-determination is a human right. Free Catalan political prisoners.
If you care about data safety and long-term archiving, please consider using lzip. See
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/safety_of_the_lzip_format.html Thanks.

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