Gzip 1.7 Released With Synchronous & Rsyncable Options
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 28 March 2016 at 10:03 AM EDT. 2 Comments
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Gzip 1.7 was released this morning with two new features.

New to Gzip is a --synchronous option for forcing fsync usage when outputting data for greater reliability, but obviously at the cost of slower performance. Gzip 1.7 also has a --rsyncable option when compressing to make the output more amendable for efficient rsync use by minimizing the changes within the gzip file.

Gzip 1.7 also obsoletes the GZIP environment variable and has some bug fixes. More details on Gzip 1.7 can be found via the savanna.gnu.org forum.
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