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Multithreaded zlib compression utility. More information:

  • Compress a file with default options:

pigz {{path/to/file}}

  • Compress a file using the best compression method:

pigz -9 {{path/to/file}}

  • Compress a file using no compression and 4 processors:

pigz -0 -p{{4}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Compress a directory using tar:

tar cf - {{path/to/directory}} | pigz > {{path/to/file.tar.gz}}

  • Decompress a file:

pigz -d {{archive.gz}}

  • List the contents of an archive:

pigz -l {{archive.tar.gz}}