gzip-1.2.4a: description + notes

gzip reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77). Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the extension .gz, while keeping the same ownership modes, access and modification times.

Compressed files can be restored to their original form using gzip -d, gunzip or zcat.

gunzip can currently decompress files created by gzip, zip, compress, compress -H or pack. The detection of the input format is automatic.

gzip is already in IRIX. This distribution includes the additional utilities gzcat, gzcmp, gzdiff, gzexe, gzforce, and gzgrep, which provide the respecive operations on gziped files.

See the man page for more details.

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