Zutils 1.5-rc1 is ready for testing here
http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/zutils/zutils-1.5-rc1.tar.lz

The sha1sum is:
645d179ac5a27ad1fd426c49a487050f010688ed  zutils-1.5-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.
Zutils uses external compressors. 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:

* zcat, zgrep and ztest no longer read from standard input more than once if '-' is specified multiple times.


Regards,
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.


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