Version 1.0-rc4 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sums are:
d6b062c2592d199376afcecc965f9ca4  zutils-1.0-rc4.tar.gz
41c1a164f16fade94bd9b9e89af59269  zutils-1.0-rc4.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.

Zcat, zcmp, zdiff and zgrep are improved replacements for the shell scripts provided with GNU gzip. Ztest is unique to zutils.

The homepage is at

Changes in this version:

* Zgrep no more prefixes the file name to the output by default when searching one file.

  * A portability issue with Solaris 9 has been (hopefully) fixed.

  * Minor fixes.

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

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

Zutils-bug mailing list

Reply via email to