Version 1.0-rc5 of zutils is ready for testing here
The md5sums are:
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
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 http://www.nongnu.org/zutils/zutils.html
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
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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