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Original Lempel-Ziv compress/uncompress programsThis package provides the original programs that are the de facto standard, in much of the UNIX community, for compressing and uncompressing files. The programs implement a fast, simple LZW file compression algorithm. The LZW algorithm does not have as high a rate of compression as some other algorithms, but LZW implementations such as this one often compress files faster than other, similar programs such as gzip. . For Debian, the standard uncompress program is installed as uncompress.real. . This package contains a copyright notice from one of the original authors in the file /usr/share/doc/ncompress/README.Debian.
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