gzip
Linux Commands - Managing Backups

gzip


This command will compress files using the Lempel-Ziv coding. When the file is compressed it is named file.gz and the original is deleted. Example: gzip mytext Result - mytext.gz Options -c standard output without changing original files -d decompress files -f force compression -N keep original name and timestamp -q quiet mode -r recursive mode -S add a specified suffix instead of .gz -t test for integrity -v verbose mode