gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for ‘compress’. Its main advantages over compress are much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms. The GNU Project uses it as the standard compression program for its system.
Release Notes: CRC16 header checksums according to RFC 1952 are now checked and decoded. A case of accidental interactive input file removal was eliminated. Decompression of mixed compressed and uncompressed streams now works. Double-compression is avoided better. Various other changes were made.
Release Tags: Minor bugfixes, Minor feature enhancements
Tags: Archiving, Compression