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Author Topic: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...  (Read 1755 times)

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LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« on: October 14, 2013, 07:46:50 AM »
There's always yet another compression scheme out there, and I just tripped across a TAR.LZ file. Never seen one before. LZH and others, but not this.

http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html

Seems to serve a purpose, though not really sure if it's not already been covered before somewhere.

But it does seem somewhat odd to distribute files like that as it adds another step when you need to download then ./configure make just to extract an archive. Oh well. I guess another compression format can't hurt. :P
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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 12:53:48 PM »
Seems to have some pretty nifty features. Especially good are its integrity and file recovery capabilities.

Definitely gonna gave to check it out more thoroughly when I get a chance.

Thx for sharing that! :Thmbsup:

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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 05:44:02 PM »
It looks like it does pretty much the same as xz (LZMA with a gzip interface), but released under a different license.

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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 07:05:29 PM »
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html

And my hobby is taking people's links, and stripping them back to the top page.

"NonGnu.org"?

http://savannah.nongnu.org/

Something else to look at!


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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 08:20:59 PM »
Seems to have some pretty nifty features. Especially good are its integrity and file recovery capabilities.

It seems as though it is aimed squarely at IT pros and sys admins. Definitely not for regular user-land.
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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 08:32:30 PM »
^Agree. Seems more oriented towards software distribution and long-term compressed archiving.

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Re: LZIP - When you THINK you've seen it all...
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 08:19:26 PM »
Seems to have some pretty nifty features. Especially good are its integrity and file recovery capabilities.
It seems as though it is aimed squarely at IT pros and sys admins. Definitely not for regular user-land.

So the site says it's got the script-friendliness of bzip2, and the (totally unscientific) benchmarks show it to be comparable to the speed of gzip.
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