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:
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
* 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 email@example.com
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.
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