I am pleased to announce the release of zutils 1.1.

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.

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

The sources can be downloaded from

The sha1sum is:
077a2fbb91c25e6712f983e1a7b448d709622f13  zutils-1.1.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.1:

* 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.

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

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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