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[Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.22-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.22-rc1 released
Date: Sun, 31 May 2020 13:54:25 +0200
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Lzip 1.22-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
7375075ae73080e2b87eb19e09983906ed461259f610bbb7b5e7e353cef6aa3a lzip-1.22-rc1.tar.lz b785ebac6715644ec91cebe3d7f04963e7db731de647815bae572629a7b37966 lzip-1.22-rc1.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip uses a simplified form of the 'Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm' (LZMA) stream format, chosen to maximize safety and interoperability. Lzip can compress about as fast as gzip (lzip -0) or compress most files more than bzip2 (lzip -9). Decompression speed is intermediate between gzip and bzip2. Lzip is better than gzip and bzip2 from a data recovery perspective. Lzip has been designed, written, and tested with great care to replace gzip and bzip2 as the standard general-purpose compressed format for unix-like systems.

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

   * The lzip format provides very safe integrity checking and some data
     recovery means. The program lziprecover can repair bit flip errors
     (one of the most common forms of data corruption) in lzip files, and
     provides data recovery capabilities, including error-checked merging
     of damaged copies of a file.

   * The lzip format is as simple as possible (but not simpler). The lzip
     manual provides the source code of a simple decompressor along with a
     detailed explanation of how it works, so that with the only help of the
     lzip manual it would be possible for a digital archaeologist to extract
     the data from a lzip file long after quantum computers eventually
     render LZMA obsolete.

   * Additionally the lzip reference implementation is copylefted, which
     guarantees that it will remain free forever.

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

Changes in this version:

  * This version (hopefully) completes the implementation of '-o'.

* Lzip now can read from non-regular files if either the option '-c' or the option '-o' is specified.

* When using '-o', lzip now does not leave an empty output file if all input files fail to open and standard input is not used.

  * '-o -' is now equivalent to '-c'.

* When using '-c' or '-o', lzip now checks whether the output is a terminal only once.

Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.
Self-determination is a human right. Free Catalan political prisoners.
If you care about long-term archiving, please help me replace xz with lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html#xz1
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html Thanks.

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