Pdlzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm, with
very safe integrity checking and a user interface similar to the one of
gzip or bzip2. Pdlzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses
better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution
and data archiving.
Pdlzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by pdlzip are
(hope)fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer. Pdlzip is in fact a
"public domain" version of the lzip data compressor, intended for those
who can't distribute GPL licensed Free Software.
Pdlzip is also able to decompress legacy lzma-alone (.lzma) files.
Pdlzip is written in C.
Pdlzip includes public domain compression code from the LZMA SDK written
by Igor Pavlov.
Learn more about lzip in the Lzip Home Page.
Pdlzip only includes a man page and a README file. For information about
the lzip file format see the online manual of lzip below.
The manual is available in the info system of the GNU
Operating System. Use info to access the top level info
page. Use info lzip to access the lzip section directly.
An online manual for lzip can be found
The latest released version of pdlzip can be found
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How to Get Help
For general discussion of bugs in pdlzip the mailing list
is the most appropriate forum. Please send messages as plain text.
Please do not send messages encoded as HTML nor encoded as base64 MIME
nor included as multiple formats. Please include a descriptive subject
line. If all of the subject are "bug in pdlzip" it is impossible to
An archive of the bug report mailing list is available at
How to Help
To contact the author, either to report a bug or to contribute fixes or
improvements, send mail to
Please send messages as plain text. If posting patches they should be in
unified diff format against the latest version. They should include a
See also the
project page at Savannah.
This program is free software: you have unlimited permission to copy,
distribute and modify it.
Copyright © 2013 Antonio Diaz Diaz
Lzip logo Copyright © 2013 Sonia Diaz Pacheco
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