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gzip

Compress/uncompress files with gzip compression (LZ77). More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/manual/gzip.html.

  • Compress a file, replacing it with a gzipped compressed version:

gzip {{file.ext}}

  • Decompress a file, replacing it with the original uncompressed version:

gzip -d {{file.ext}}.gz

  • Compress a file specifying the output filename:

gzip -c {{file.ext}} > {{compressed_file.ext.gz}}

  • Decompress a gzipped file specifying the output filename:

gzip -c -d {{file.ext}}.gz > {{uncompressed_file.ext}}

  • Specify the compression level. 1=Fastest (Worst), 9=Slowest (Best), Default level is 6:

gzip -9 -c {{file.ext}} > {{compressed_file.ext.gz}}