> It seems that this might be most useful if implemented similarly to mkfs or fsck, in util-linux.
What about "zdiff file1.gz file2.lz"?
It seems that this might be most useful if implemented similarly to mkfs or fsck, in util-linux. For instance, if a file is named foo.gz, zcat would use zcat.gz or gzcat if available, before falling back on its built-in decompressor.
That way, if someone makes "thetazip" in the future, they could provide zcat.θz in their package; zutils would support the new format without needing to be updated. Also, maintenance would be in the hands of the developers maintaining the package; they would be best able to keep up with changes in their format.
Just a thought.
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