A free and lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm
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. <br /><br />Moreover, Lzip compresses better than bzip2 and decompresses almost as fast as gzip, which makes it well suited for software distribution and data archiving.<br /><br />In addition, Lzip replaces every file given in the command line with a compressed version of itself, with the name "original_name.lz". Each compressed file has the same modification date, permissions, and, when possible, ownership as the corresponding original, so that these properties can be correctly restored at decompression time. <br /><br />Furthermore, Lzip will correctly decompress a file which is the concatenation of two or more compressed files. The result is the concatenation of the corresponding uncompressed files. Integrity testing of concatenated compressed files is also supported.<br /><br /><strong>How to install and run:</strong> Unarchive, open a Terminal window, go to Lzip's folder and run the following commands from the command line:<br /><br /><em>./configure<br />make<br />sudo make install<br />lzip</em><br />
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What's New in This Release:
- Compression ratio of option '-9' has been slightly increased.
- Compression time has been reduced by 4%.
- Compression time of option '-0' has been reduced by 2%.
- main.cc (close_and_set_permissions): Behave like 'cp -p'.