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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 This project has now been superseded by xz.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.

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08 Sep 2008 13:55 ed_avis

Alternatives
A rival program for a standalone, gzip-style compressor using the LZMA algorithm is lzip (freshmeat.net/projects...). Also interesting is lrzip (freshmeat.net/projects...) 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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