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Compress executable files while keeping them executable. Back up the original file, appending ~ to its name and create a shell script that uncompresses and executes the binary inside it. More information:

  • Compress an executable file in-place:

gzexe {{path/to/executable}}

  • Decompress a compressed executable in-place (i.e. convert the shell script back to an uncompressed binary):

gzexe -d {{path/to/compressed_executable}}