./archivers/gzip-base, Compress or expand files

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Branch: pkgsrc-2007Q3, Version: 1.2.4bnb2, Package name: gzip-base-1.2.4bnb2, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

GZIP (GNU zip) is a popular data compression program written by Jean-Loup
Gailly <gzip@gnu.org> for the GNU project.

This program was developed as a replacement for compress because of the UNISYS
and IBM patents covering the LZW algorithm used by compress. These patents
made it impossible for us to use compress, and we needed a replacement. The
superior compression ratio of GZIP is just a bonus.

Master sites: (Expand)

SHA1: 1e1e513f48be32ecfe24c06b609329963d5a5288
RMD160: 529397e68b2ed7f39b3a4d3201fd73d10a9c1ebc
Filesize: 812.921 KB

Version history: (Expand)