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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: zip-3.0-2

Zip is an open-source, command-line alternative to other zip-format
archives such as WinZip, etc.  zip-3.0 is the latest release from

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This will most likely be the final zip update for the cygwin-1.5
distribution; future development will continue with zip-3.0-10 
for cygwin-1.7.

CHANGES (since 2.32-2)
o Updated to latest upstream version
o Adds better large file support, including ZIP64 format.
o Unicode file names are NOT supported in this release, 
  and probably will not be supported by any zip package for
o Adds bzip2 compression format. However, the current version
  of unzip is unable to extract these archives; unzip-bzip2 support
  is in the forthcoming unzip-6.0 release, currently in beta.

Upstream changes:
o Large files. Greater than 2GB total; individual files > 2GB, 
  and more than 64k files in a single archive.
o Multi-volume. Supported via "split" archives, but not "spanned"
  archives. See /usr/share/doc/zip-3.0/README.
o Unicode. @@@ NOT SUPPORTED ON CYGWIN-1.5 @@@
o Better command line options. Long option names, and option
  permuting (allows -x exclude and -i include options to appear
  other than always last, as was the case in 2.32).
o Supports 32bit UIDs/GIDs. However, this requires unzip-6.0
  (currently in beta) to restore.
o New modes. Difference mode supports incremental backups. File
  sync mode supports synchonizing between an archive and on-disk
  files. Copy mode allows copying individual contents between
  different archives.
o Compression using bzip2. Slower, but often better than deflate.
  Requires unzip-6.0 (currently in beta) to unpack.
o Better streaming and piping. Zip operates in command pipelines
  using stdin/stdout, as well as FIFOs, better than before.
o Gobs of new progress information. Also log files.
o Updated archive fixing. Can also now fix split archives.
o Windows Archive bit support.
  (Use difference mode instead; it's better).
o File lists. Think 'make -n'
o Extended help. 'zip -h2' == practically a man page.
o Many bug fixes.

Charles Wilson
volunteer zip maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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