Version 0.9-rc2 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sums are:
b07f47be469db4086f9d4857261ca408  zutils-0.9-rc2.tar.gz
5ae4de74c0511ee8ed6329a83f379db3  zutils-0.9-rc2.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

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

This version is also available in lzip format. If your distro doesn't
yet distribute the lzip program, you can download it from

Changes in this version:

* A deadlock in, which happened when files differ, has been fixed.

* A deadlock in, which happened when a binary file matches, has been fixed.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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