XZ 5.2 Adds New Multi-Threaded Options

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 21 December 2014 at 08:35 PM EST. 15 Comments
Version 5.2.0 of the XZ utilities were released on Sunday.

Updated as part of XZ's liblzma library for LZMA compression is multi-threaded compression support, speed optimizations, support for symbol versioning, and updated Windows MSVC build support.

XZ itself with the 5.2.0 release gained multi-threaded decompression support using the --threads / -T option, new command line options, and other changes.

The xzdiff and xzgrep commands also now support .lzo files when lzop is installed.

The full list of XZ 5.2 changes can be found via this NEWS entry.
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