Version 1.0-rc5 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sums are:
49bd1b6a194b245cf92ce3e9084c2c20  zutils-1.0-rc5.tar.lz
2e968c85c58afa5c9460432b8f443888  zutils-1.0-rc5.tar.gz

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 now shows file names by default when "--recursive" is selected.

* A deadlock in zcmp, which happens when the "-n" option is used, has been fixed.

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.

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