Version 1.0-rc1 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sums are:
0780a7bd2716fe792dead40b8bea5a73  zutils-1.0-rc1.tar.gz
fe687f6ff686c70669f980163d246110  zutils-1.0-rc1.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:

* Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding Standards.

* Information has been added to the INSTALL file about how to install zutils along with GNU gzip.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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