Jul 20, 2023

Utilities for searching in bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz archives

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.

The provided utilities are Zcat - Decompresses and copies files to standard output. Zcmp - Decompresses and compares two files byte by byte. Zdiff - Decompresses and compares two files line by line. Zgrep - Decompresses and searches files for a regular expression. Ztest - Tests integrity of compressed files. Zupdate - Recompresses files to lzip format.

The supported compressors are bzip2, gzip, lzip, and xz.

Checkout these related ports:
  • Zstr - C++ header-only ZLib wrapper
  • Zstd - Fast real-time compression algorithm
  • Zpaqfranz - Swiss army knife for the serious backup manager
  • Zopfli - Zopfli Compression Algorithm
  • Zoo - Manipulate archives of files in compressed form
  • Zlib-ng - Fork of the zlib data compression library
  • Zipper - Tool for inspecting the contents of a compressed archive
  • Zipmix - Produce .ZIP file from two other ones with the best compressed files
  • Zip - Create/update ZIP files compatible with PKZIP
  • Zchunk - Compressed file format that splits the file into independent chunks
  • Xpk - The eXternal PacKer (XPK) library system
  • Xmill - Efficient compressor for XML
  • Xdms - Tool for decompressing Amiga DMS files
  • Xarchiver - Desktop-agnostic GTK frontend to various archiving tools
  • Xarchive - GTK+ front end for various archiving tools