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[Lzip-bug] Lziprecover 1.18-pre2 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lziprecover 1.18-pre2 released
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:01:23 +0200
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Lziprecover 1.18-pre2 is ready for testing here

The sha1sums are:
9c4d4ec6b9aefe1f0cedfba7bde62527bf6a763e  lziprecover-1.18-pre2.tar.lz
d4c4afa13ef5c3f578672cfae6435fa4288959bc  lziprecover-1.18-pre2.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip compressed data format (.lz), able to repair slightly damaged files, produce a correct file by merging the good parts of two or more damaged copies, extract data from damaged files, decompress files and test integrity of files.

Lziprecover is able to recover or decompress files produced by any of the compressors in the lzip family; lzip, plzip, minilzip/lzlib, clzip and pdlzip.

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term archiving, taking into account both data integrity and decoder availability.

A nice feature of the lzip format is that a corrupt byte is easier to repair the nearer it is from the beginning of the file. Therefore, with the help of lziprecover, losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.

If the cause of file corruption is damaged media, the combination GNU ddrescue[1] + lziprecover is the best option for recovering data from multiple damaged copies.

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

Changes in this version:

* The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes lziprecover exit with error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after decompressing the last member, has been added.

  * Decompression time has been reduced by 2%.

  * Up to 6 bytes of trailing data are printed when "-tvvvv" is specified.

* Dictionary size and size of trailing data (if any) are printed when "-lv" is specified.

  * The new chapter "Trailing data" has been added to the manual.

* A harmless 'make check' failure on Windows, caused by the failed comparison of a message in text mode, has been fixed.

[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html

Antonio Diaz, lziprecover author and maintainer.

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