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[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: zip-3.0-11

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

This is a packaging bugfix and feature release. It supports large
files (> 2GiB) and unicode file names.

This release is specific to cygwin-1.7 -- there is no corresponding
release for cygwin-1.5 because (a) the cygwin-1.5 previous release did
not have the packaging bug, and (b) cygwin-1.5 doesn't support the
facilities needed for the new features.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

CHANGES (since 3.0-10)
o Fix packaging bug where executables were missing '.exe'
o Enable unicode file name support. This is an experimental
  feature, and requires unzip-6.0 or better to unpack.
o Use custom build of bzip2 library to enable bzip2 compression
  within zip files (enables better error messages).

Upstream changes (e.g. New for 3.0)
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/README.
o Unicode.
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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