Zutils is a collection of utilities able to deal with any combination of compressed and non-compressed files transparently. If any given file, including standard input, is compressed, its decompressed content is used. Compressed files are decompressed on the fly; no temporary files are created. These utilities are not wrapper scripts but safer and more efficient C++ programs. In particular the "–recursive" option is very efficient in those utilities supporting it. The provided utilities are zcat, zcmp, zdiff, zgrep, and ztest. The supported compressors are bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz.
Release Notes: Zgrep no longer prefixes the file name to the output by default when searching one file. A portability issue with Solaris 9 has been (hopefully) fixed.
Release Tags: Development