I am pleased to announce the release of zutils 0.8.

Zutils is a collection of utilities able to deal with any combination of compressed and non-compressed 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 provided utilities are zcat, zcmp, zdiff, zgrep and ztest.
The supported compressors are bzip2, gzip, lzip and xz.

The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/zutils/zutils.html.

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
e7607d23b62ef3c4c74baed04a79ec6d  zutils-0.8.tar.gz
72718fad5f568bf853325c570f3a57e8  zutils-0.8.tar.lz

Changes in version 0.8:

  * The option "--recursive" has been added to zgrep.

* All the utilities have been rewritten in C++, making them safer and more efficient.

* Zcat and zcmp implement the functionality of cat and cmp respectively. Cat and cmp are not needed at runtime.

* All mentions to zegrep and zfgrep have been removed from the documentation because egrep and fgrep are deprecated.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to zutils-bug@nongnu.org

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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