Zutils 1.5-rc2 is ready for testing here
The sha1sum is:
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
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:
* zupdate now passes '-q' to zcmp if specified in the command line.
* zdiff now uses '_' as separator if both temporary file names are
otherwise different. For example 'xxx_file.lz' and 'xxx_file.gz'.
* A configure warning happening on some shells when testing for g++
has been fixed.
Antonio Diaz, zutils author and maintainer.
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