Zutils 1.2-pre2 is ready for testing here

The sha1sum is:
cc33b99348bc762005af95cf251c541cc3c9316c  zutils-1.2-pre2.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, ztest and zupdate.
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. Zupdate is
similar to gzip's znew.

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

Changes in this version:

* The new utility zupdate, which recompresses bzip2, gzip and xz files to lzip format, has been added.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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