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[Lzip-bug] Version 1.12 of lzip released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Version 1.12 of lzip released
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 17:53:30 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lzip 1.12.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm, with very safe integrity checking and a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution and data archiving.

Lziprecover is a data recovery tool for lzip compressed files able to repair slightly damaged files, recover badly damaged files from two or more copies, and extract undamaged members from multi-member files.

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

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
69a40172db5ce896b58d862c50fcd517  lzip-1.12.tar.gz
83f273b83671080ce088efd0644c620a  lzip-1.12.tar.lz

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

Changes in version 1.12:

* The option "-F, --recompress", which forces recompression of files whose name already has the ".lz" or ".tlz" suffix, has been added.

* For large values of "--match-length", compression ratio has been slightly increased and compression time has been reduced by up to 6%.

  * Compression time of option "-0" has been reduced by 2%.

* Print only one status line for each multimember file when only one "-v" is specified.

  * Print up to 6 bytes of trailing garbage when "-vvvv" is specified.

* Do not show the message "and `--stdout' was not specified" for file types that can't be read (directories, etc).

* If "--verbose" is not specified, lziprecover now only shows errors and warnings.

  * Options "--bits", "--position" and "--size" has been added to unzcrash.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.

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