Clzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Clzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses more than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution and data archiving. Clzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by clzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer, and can be rescued with lziprecover. Clzip is, in fact, a C language implementation of lzip, intended for embedded devices or systems lacking a C++ compiler. The lzip file format is designed for long-term data archiving and provides very safe integrity checking.
Release Notes: The compression ratio of the option -9 has been slightly increased.
Release Notes: Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves like "cp -p" (if the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared). "clzip.texinfo" has been renamed to "clzip.texi".
Release Notes: Clzip now shows the progress of compression at verbosity level 2 (-vv). Decompressing and testing no longer show the file version. The option "-n, --threads" is now accepted and ignored, for compatibility with plzip. The configure script now accepts options with a separate argument.
Release Notes: Decompressing and testing no longer show the file version. Minor fixes have been made.
Release Notes: Clzip now shows the progress of compression at verbosity level 2 (-vv).