May 26, 2018

Manipulate archives of files in compressed form

Zoo is used to create and maintain collections of files in compressed form. It uses a Lempel-Ziv compression algorithm that gives space savings in the range of 20 to 80 depending on the type of file data. Zoo can store and selectively extract multiple generations of the same file. Data can be recovered from damaged archives by skipping the damaged portion and locating undamaged data with the help of fiz1.