gzip [Command]

Command gzip

gzip – command compress one or more files.


gzip [options] files


-c displays the output file to standard output and keeps the original file.
-d decompresses the file (same as gunzip).
-h displays help for the team.
-l displays the contents of compressed file.
-n does not preserve the original name and timestamp.
-r recursively compresses files in all subdirectories.
-v generates detailed output.
-V displays the version number.


The command gzip compresses files using the compression algorithm Lempel-Ziv LZ77. After compression gzip file replaces the original file to a compressed version and adds to file name .gz.

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