Version 1.0-rc7 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sums are:
6bc3af56ff69c50354b88a7c20c39cec  zutils-1.0-rc7.tar.lz
823928af0a3fcde08e1879911fb8dd35  zutils-1.0-rc7.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 formats 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:

  * The output of "zgrep -L" has been fixed (it behaved like "zgrep -l").

This version is also available in lzip format. In the improbable case
that lzip is not packaged in your distro, you can download it from

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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