This is the file README for the gzip distribution, version 1.2.4.
gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement
for 'compress'. Its main advantages over compress are much better
compression and freedom from patented algorithms. The GNU Project
uses it as the standard compression program for its system.
gzip currently uses by default the LZ77 algorithm used in zip 1.9 (the
To build GZIP for PRIMOS you should just have to type:
while standing in the directory above this PRIMOS subdirectory.
If the files in these directories looks strange, then it might be
because they are in normal ASCII. You'll need to convert them into
PASCII before you will be able to build the GZIP executable.
You can find a simple ASCII to PASCII converter via anonymous
README file for gzip on VMS
written by Klaus Reimann <email@example.com>
Here is a list of the files in [.vms]:
GZIP.HLP ! Help-file, how to use gzip
MAKEFILE.GCC ! Description for (vms-)make, using gcc
MAKEFILE.MMS ! Description for MMS-utility, using vaxc
MAKEFILE.VMS ! Description for (vms-)make, using vaxc
MAKEGZIP.COM ! simple and robust DCL-Script, using vaxc
README.VMS ! th
Current Version: 1.2.4.
See the file ChangeLog for the details of all changes.
Major changes from 1
Wed Aug 18 09:34:23 1993 Jean-loup Gailly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* version 1.2.4
By default, do not
TODO file for gzip.
Some of the planned features include:
- Structure the sources so that the comp
gzip was written by Jean-loup Gailly <email@example.com>, with portions
written by Mark Adler (inflate
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Version 2, June 1991
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