Lzip 1.19-pre2 is ready for testing here
The sha1sums are:
Please, test it and report any bugs you find.
Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the
one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip can compress about as fast as gzip (lzip -0),
or compress most files more than bzip2 (lzip -9). Decompression speed is
intermediate between those of gzip and bzip2. Lzip is better than gzip
and bzip2 from a data recovery perspective.
The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term
archiving, taking into account both data integrity and decoder availability:
* The lzip format provides very safe integrity checking and some data
recovery means. The lziprecover program can repair bit-flip errors
(one of the most common forms of data corruption) in lzip files,
and provides data recovery capabilities, including error-checked
merging of damaged copies of a file.
* The lzip format is as simple as possible (but not simpler). The
lzip manual provides the source code of a simple decompressor along
with a detailed explanation of how it works, so that with the only
help of the lzip manual it would be possible for a digital
archaeologist to extract the data from a lzip file long after
quantum computers eventually render LZMA obsolete.
* Additionally the lzip reference implementation is copylefted, which
guarantees that it will remain free forever.
The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html
Changes in this version:
* The new truncation test introduced in 1.19-pre1 is now skipped on
systems where the 'dd' command can't copy an exact amount of bytes
because of text mode (Windows and OS/2).
Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.
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