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 quickly as gzip and compresses better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution and data archiving. If you ever need to recover data from a damaged lzip file, try the lziprecover program.
Release Notes: The "configure" script now accepts options with a separate argument.
Release Notes: Decompression time has been reduced by 1%. File version is now shown only if verbosity >= 4. The option "-n, --threads" is now accepted and ignored for compatibility with plzip. The chapter "Stream Format" and the appendix "Reference source code" have been added to the manual.
Release Notes: The compression ratio has been slightly increased. Compression time has been reduced by 5%. Decompression time has been reduced by 12%.
Release Notes: Compression ratio has been slightly increased. Compression time has been reduced by 5%.
Release Notes: Decompression time has been reduced by 12%.