Jean-loup has not worked on gzip for many years, but I will leave it to the gzip maintainers here to answer to their future intentions.
However pigz has that ability now with the --independent option, where the block size defaults to 128K, and can be changed with the --blocksize option. See http://zlib.net/pigz/ > On Apr 4, 2018, at 2:10 PM, - - <comput...@windcheetah.org.uk> wrote: > > Hi, some time ago Jean-loup, said on http://www.gzip.org/recover.txt > that > "As you can see, all this is not a trivial task, so you should attempt > it only if your data is very valuable. gzip 2.0 will have a new > blocksize option, allowing to recover easily all undamaged blocks after > the damaged portion." > I'm using gzip 1.9 from the PCLinuxOS. > Can you please let me know: > 1 Is it still the plan to get this into 2.0? > 2 If you are, when do you think 2.0 will be out?? > Thanks loads > Martin > > References > > 1. http://www.gzip.org/recover.txt