czip 1.2

czip is a unix based utility written for the cell broadband engine.
czip is a unix based utility written for the cell broadband engine. It allows its users to compress files in gzip format. It uses Jean-Loup Gailly's deflate algorithm and is based in part on pigz, Mark Adlers parallel version of zlib.


To setup czip, all you have to do is cd into the ppu directory and type make. It will create a czip executable in that directory. Once the file is compiled you can move the file into the /user/local/bin or /bin directories and then you will
be able to just type in czip, the -jn flag where n is the number of spes you
wish to use, and the file path of the file that you want to compress. If you
don't enter any options, 8 spes will be assumed.

There is also a man page included. To set that up all you have to do is move
the file czip.1.gz to the folder /usr/share/man/man1/ and your done.

What's New in This Release:

This version allows you to compress files within the 64 bit file size range by breaking up the files into 2 gig chunks.
It also changes the transfer of the data chunks to 64 bit, which provides marginal speed gains to the user.

last updated on:
January 20th, 2008, 18:34 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
David Thigpen and Andy Anderson
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