For installation instructions see the Section called Installing Gzip-1.3.5 in Chapter 6.

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Gzip (1.3.5): 

Contents of Gzip

The Gzip package contains programs to compress and decompress files using the Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77).

Installed programs: gunzip (link to gzip), gzexe, gzip, uncompress (link to gunzip), zcat (link to gzip), zcmp, zdiff, zegrep, zfgrep, zforce, zgrep, zless, zmore and znew

Short descriptions

gunzip decompresses gzipped files.

gzexe is used to create self-uncompressing executable files.

gzip compresses the given files, using Lempel-Ziv (LZ77) coding.

zcat uncompresses the given gzipped files to standard output.

zcmp runs cmp on gzipped files.

zdiff runs diff on gzipped files.

zegrep runs egrep on gzipped files.

zfgrep runs fgrep on gzipped files.

zforce forces a .gz extension on all given files that are gzipped files, so that gzip will not compress them again. This can be useful when file names were truncated during a file transfer.

zgrep runs grep on gzipped files.

zless runs less on gzipped files.

zmore runs more on gzipped files.

znew recompresses files from compress format to gzip format -- .Z to .gz.

Gzip Installation Dependencies

Gzip depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Glibc, Grep, Make, Sed.