Version 1.1-rc2 of zutils is ready for testing here

The md5sum is:
1bb82b3bbc4a31d1456a35cb7d0e18b5  zutils-1.1-rc2.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 uncompressed 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 compressor to be used for each format is configurable at runtime.

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 new options "--bz2", "--gz", "--lz" and "--xz" have been added to all utilities.

* Zutils now provides the runtime configuration file "zutilsrc", which allows the user change the compressor to be used for each format.

  * The checking of the exit status of compressors has been improved.

* The use of "decompressed" and "uncompressed" in the documentation has been revised.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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