Lzip & Lunzip

Release date: 
Sunday, 8 April, 2012



Lzip is a lossless file compressor based on the LZMA (Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm) algorithm designed by Igor Pavlov.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

lzip-1.23-1.oc00 (04/02/2022)
Repository: Netlabs stable
2022-01-24 Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio@gnu.org> * Version 1.23 released. * Decompression time has been reduced by 5-12% depending on the file. * main.cc (getnum): Show option name and valid range if error. * Improve several descriptions in manual, '--help', and man page. * lzip.texi: Change GNU Texinfo category to 'Compression'. (Reported by Alfred M. Szmidt). 2021-01-04 Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio@gnu.org> * Version 1.22 released. * main.cc (main): Report an error if a file name is empty. Make '-o' behave like '-c', but writing to file instead of stdout. Make '-c' and '-o' check whether the output is a terminal only once. Do not open output if input is a terminal. * configure: Build, check, and install without 'make'. * Replace 'decompressed', 'compressed' with 'out', 'in' in output. * lzip_index.cc: Improve messages for corruption in last header. * main.cc: Set a valid invocation_name even if argc == 0. * Document extraction from tar.lz in manual, '--help', and man page. * lzip.texi (Introduction): Mention plzip and tarlz as alternatives. * lzip.texi: Several fixes and improvements. * testsuite: Add 9 new test files. 2019-01-03 Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio@gnu.org> * Version 1.21 released. * Rename File_* to Lzip_*. * lzip.h (Lzip_trailer): New function 'verify_consistency'. * lzip_index.cc: Detect some kinds of corrupt trailers. * main.cc (main): Check return value of close( infd ). * main.cc: Compile on DOS with DJGPP. * Fix a GCC warning about catching std::bad_alloc by value. * lzip.texi: Improve description of '-0..-9', '-m', and '-s'. * configure: Accept appending to CXXFLAGS; 'CXXFLAGS+=OPTIONS'. * INSTALL: Document use of CXXFLAGS+='-D __USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO'.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder, better if in PATH. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

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