I am pleased to announce the release of zutils 0.9.
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 0.9:
* Configure now allows the selection of diff and grep programs to use.
* A deadlock in zcmp, which happened when files differ, has been fixed.
* A deadlock in zgrep, which happened when a binary file matches, has
Please send bug reports and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are packaging zutils for a distribution, please, try to use the
lzipped source tarball, as this can improve the support for the lzip
format in packaging systems. Thanks.
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.
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