./archivers/gzip, Compress or expand files

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Branch: pkgsrc-2011Q1, Version: 1.3.12nb3, Package name: gzip-1.3.12nb3, 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: 330eb5f1b3dfab13a491352cb00b6573e5b55a5f
RMD160: 6845dfba2a275f4de488c3fb97e64405838a5005
Filesize: 1780 KB

Version history: (Expand)