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Recompress files from .Z to .gz format. More information:

  • Recompress a file from .Z to .gz format:

znew {{path/to/file1.Z}}

  • Recompress multiple files and display the achieved size reduction % per file:

znew -v {{path/to/file1.Z}} {{path/to/file2.Z}} {{path/to/file3.Z}}

  • Recompress a file using the slowest compression method (for optimal compression):

znew -9 {{path/to/file1.Z}}

  • Recompress a file, [K]eeping the .Z file if it is smaller than the .gz file:

znew -K {{path/to/file1.Z}}