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Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to gzip or bzip2. Lzip uses a simplified form of the "Lempel-Ziv-Markovchain-Algorithm"z (LZMA) stream format and provides a 3 factor integrity checking to maximize interoperability and optimize safety. More information:

  • Archive a file, replacing it with with a compressed version:

lzip {{path/to/file}}

  • Archive a file, keeping the input file:

lzip -k {{path/to/file}}

  • Archive a file with the best compression (level=9):

lzip -k {{path/to/file}} --best

  • Archive a file at the fastest speed (level=0):

lzip -k {{path/to/file}} --fast

  • Test the integrity of compressed file:

lzip --test {{path/to/archive.lz}}

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

lzip -d {{path/to/archive.lz}}

  • Decompress a file, keeping the archive:

lzip -d -k {{path/to/archive.lz}}

  • List files which are in an archive and show compression stats:

lzip --list {{path/to/archive.lz}}