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Compress or decompress files with Zstandard compression. More information:

  • Compress a file into a new file with the .zst suffix:

zstd {{file}}

  • Decompress a file:

zstd -d {{file}}.zst

  • Decompress to stdout:

zstd -dc {{file}}.zst

  • Compress a file specifying the compression level, where 1=fastest, 19=slowest and 3=default:

zstd -{{level}} {{file}}

  • Unlock higher compression levels (up to 22) using more memory (both for compression and decompression):

zstd --ultra -{{level}} {{file}}