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xz

Compress or decompress .xz and .lzma files. More information: https://tukaani.org/xz/format.html.

  • Compress a file to the xz file format:

xz {{file}}

  • Decompress a xz file:

xz -d {{file.xz}}

  • Compress a file to the lzma file format:

xz --format=lzma {{file}}

  • Decompress an lzma file:

xz -d --format=lzma {{file.lzma}}

  • Decompress a file and write to stdout:

xz -dc {{file.xz}}

  • Compress a file, but don't delete the original:

xz -k {{file}}

  • Compress a file using the fastest compression:

xz -0 {{file}}

  • Compress a file using the best compression:

xz -9 {{file}}