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[Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.9-pre1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Zutils-bug] Zutils 1.9-pre1 released
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 15:35:14 +0200
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Zutils 1.9-pre1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
5e163c40938d1fced5b6be057a54c3a434531d1f11985bfe2c31797d5ac25391 zutils-1.9-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 given file, 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:

* zcmp anf zdiff now meet the POSIX requirement for cmp and diff that the standard input shall be used only if the file1 or file2 operand refers to standard input.

  * zdiff now passes the '-W' and '-y' options to diff.
    (But it only works if the diff program used supports it).

  * Bzip2 and lzip files are now detected better.
    ('echo LZIP | zcat' and 'echo BZh5 | zcat' no longer return an error).

* Trailing data remaining in the data feeder to the decompressor are now correctly ignored.

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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