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[Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.12-pre2 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.12-pre2 released
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 16:43:46 +0200
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Zutils 1.12-pre2 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
99cbb7d0c972cbb881de7b8ff4cff2e708a53979298e01fe7eec4d79dbd53988 zutils-1.12-pre2.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, xz, and zstd.
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:

  * zgrep now accepts the option '-Z, --null'. (Reported by Leah Neukirchen).

* zupdate now accepts option '-e, --expand-extensions', which makes it expand combined file name extensions; tgz -> tar.lz.

* zupdate now accepts option '-i, --ignore-errors', which makes it ignore non-fatal errors (file not found or not regular, or has invalid format, or can't be deleted).

* All utilities now support compress'd (.Z) files through gzip. For this to work, the gzip program used (for example GNU gzip) must be able to decompress .Z files.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

If you care about data safety and long-term archiving, please consider using lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html
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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