Zutils 1.3-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha1sum is:
8848bd6a29f3ec9ab24d3bf400b0f4bc8c43bc7d  zutils-1.3-rc1.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 by 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:

  * Added two missing #includes.

This is the final release candidate before 1.3 stable.

Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.

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