1.6 GPL v3    
An Open Source C implementation of lzip for Linux/UNIX systems lacking a C++ compiler

editor's review





Clzip is a completely free, open source and lossless data compressor software based on the LZMA (Lempel–Ziv–Markov chain algorithm) algorithm, with very safe integrity checking and a user interface similar to the one of the bzip2 or gzip applications. It’s a command-line program implemented in C.

A clean implementation of the LZMA algorithm

The software is a clean implementation of the LZMA algorithm, designed to decompress files almost as fast as gzip, and it is able to compress files better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for data archiving and software distribution.

By using the lzip file format, Clzip produces files fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer. It is also known as the C language version of lzip, intended for systems or embedded devices that lack a C++ compiler.

Command-line options

Various command-line options are implemented in Clzip that allow you to use its functionality. They can be viewed at a glance by running the clzip --help’ command in any terminal emulator application.

Among these, we can mention the ability to set member size limit in bytes, to send output to standard output, to decompress, to overwrite existing output files, to force recompression of compressed files, to keep input files, as well as to to set match length limit in bytes.

Getting started with Clzip

To install and use the Clzip program on your GNU/Linux operating system, you will have to download the latest version of the program from Softpedia, save the archive on a location of your choice, extract its contents, open a terminal emulator and navigate to the location of the extracted archive files (e.g. cd /home/softpedia/clzip-1.6).

Run the ./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the software. After a successful compilation, run the ‘make install’ command as root or the ‘sudo make install’ command as a privileged user to install it system wide and make it available to all users.

Clzip was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 30th, 2014
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