I am pleased to announce the release of zutils 1.3.

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

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

The sha1sum is:
7a9c8cbdc43c2d1d07d4d261a3c76cbfca73fc50  zutils-1.3.tar.lz

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

Changes in version 1.3:

* Two incomplete values of expected exit status producing sporadic failures of the tests in "make check" have been fixed.

* It has been documented that the "--format" option does not verify the format, allowing for example the processing of compress'd (.Z) files with gzip.

  * Minor fixes.

  * The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later.


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


Regards,
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.


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