I am pleased to announce the release of zutils 1.0.

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.

The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/zutils/zutils.html

The sources can be downloaded from
http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/zutils/

The md5sums are:
26b85fac69e83454d00354635e3f787d  zutils-1.0.tar.lz
efcdf4e48a3acada73cb91548873e983  zutils-1.0.tar.gz

Changes in version 1.0:

  * The new option "--format" has been added to all utilities.

* Zgrep no more prefixes the file name to the output by default when searching one file and "--recursive" has not been selected.

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

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

* Decompressors are now invoked without the "-q" option except if explicitly requested, as some simplified implementations do not accept it.

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

  * "configure" now accepts options with a separate argument.

* Configure option "--datadir" has been renamed to "--datarootdir" to follow GNU Standards.

  * The target "install-bin" has been added to the Makefile.

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


Please send bug reports and suggestions to zutils-bug@nongnu.org


Regards,
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.


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