NAME¶lziprecover - recovers data from damaged lzip files
SYNOPSIS¶lziprecover [options] [files]
DESCRIPTION¶Lziprecover is a data recovery tool and decompressor for files in the lzip compressed data format (.lz). Lziprecover is able to repair slightly damaged files, produce a correct file by merging the good parts of two or more damaged copies, extract data from damaged files, decompress files and test integrity of files.
Lziprecover can repair perfectly most files with small errors (up to one single-byte error per member), without the need of any extra redundance at all. Losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.
Lziprecover can remove the damaged members from multimember files, for example multimember tar.lz archives.
Lziprecover provides random access to the data in multimember files; it only decompresses the members containing the desired data.
Lziprecover facilitates the management of metadata stored as trailing data in lzip files.
Lziprecover is not a replacement for regular backups, but a last line of defense for the case where the backups are also damaged.
- -h, --help
- display this help and exit
- -V, --version
- output version information and exit
- -a, --trailing-error
- exit with error status if trailing data
- -A, --alone-to-lz
- convert lzma-alone files to lzip format
- -c, --stdout
- write to standard output, keep input files
- -d, --decompress
- -D, --range-decompress=<n-m>
- decompress a range of bytes to stdout
- -f, --force
- overwrite existing output files
- -i, --ignore-errors
- all errors in -D, format errors in -l, --dump
- -k, --keep
- keep (don't delete) input files
- -l, --list
- print (un)compressed file sizes
- -m, --merge
- correct errors in file using several copies
- -o, --output=<file>
- place the output into <file>
- -q, --quiet
- suppress all messages
- -R, --repair
- try to repair a small error in file
- -s, --split
- split multimember file in single-member files
- -t, --test
- test compressed file integrity
- -v, --verbose
- be verbose (a 2nd -v gives more)
- allow trailing data seeming corrupt header
- dump members listed/damaged, tdata to stdout
- remove members, tdata from files in place
- copy files to stdout stripping members given
If no file names are given, or if a file is '-', lziprecover decompresses from standard input to standard output. Numbers may be followed by a multiplier: k = kB = 10^3 = 1000, Ki = KiB = 2^10 = 1024, M = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc...
Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for environmental problems (file not found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which caused lziprecover to panic.
REPORTING BUGS¶Report bugs to email@example.com
Lziprecover home page: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lziprecover.html
COPYRIGHT¶Copyright © 2019 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSO¶The full documentation for lziprecover is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and lziprecover programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info lziprecover
should give you access to the complete manual.
|January 2019||lziprecover 1.21|