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LZMA utils

The LZMA utils package provides Unix utilities implementing LZMA compression from 7zip. It includes lzmash, a compression tool with an interface similar to that of gzip and bzip2. This project has now been superseded by xz.

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  •  03 Dec 2008 11:30

    Release Notes: This version fixes a bug where the test mode of the command line tool could unlink /dev/null. It also fixes a race condition where a signal could make both input and output files get unlinked.

    •  25 Mar 2006 14:40

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      Recent comments

      08 Sep 2008 13:55 ed_avis

      Alternatives
      A rival program for a standalone, gzip-style compressor using the LZMA algorithm is lzip (http://freshmeat.net/projects/lzip). Also interesting is lrzip (http://freshmeat.net/projects/lrzip) which applies a preprocessing step before LZMA compression to get a better size/speed tradeoff, at the expense of memory usage.

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