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Latest revision as of 14:28, 19 March 2012


Zutils is a collection of utilities able to deal with any combination of compressed and non-compressed 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:

Decompresses and copies files to standard output.
Decompresses and compares two files byte by byte.
Decompresses and compares two files line by line.
Decompresses and searches files for a regular expression.
Tests integrity of compressed files.


* Online manual


Download version 1.0 rc1 (developmental)
released on 18 January 2012


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterJgay22 October 2009

Leaders and contributors

Antonio Diaz Diaz Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 March 2012.


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