GZIP(1)                                                  General Commands Manual                                                 GZIP(1)

       gzip, gunzip, zcat - compress or expand files

       gzip [ -acdfhklLnNrtvV19 ] [--rsyncable] [-S suffix] [ name ...  ]
       gunzip [ -acfhklLnNrtvV ] [-S suffix] [ name ...  ]
       zcat [ -fhLV ] [ name ...  ]

       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.  (The default extension is -gz for VMS,
       z  for  MSDOS,  OS/2  FAT, Windows NT FAT and Atari.)  If no files are specified, or if a file name is "-", the standard input is
       compressed to the standard output.  Gzip will only attempt to compress regular files.  In particular,  it  will  ignore  symbolic

       If  the compressed file name is too long for its file system, gzip truncates it.  Gzip attempts to truncate only the parts of the
       file name longer than 3 characters.  (A part is delimited by dots.) If the name consists of small parts only, the  longest  parts
       are  truncated.  For  example, if file names are limited to 14 characters, gzip.msdos.exe is compressed to  Names
       are not truncated on systems which do not have a limit on file name length.

       By default, gzip keeps the original file name and timestamp in the compressed file. These are used when  decompressing  the  file
       with  the  -N option. This is useful when the compressed file name was truncated or when the time stamp was not preserved after a
       file transfer.

       Compressed files can be restored to their original form using gzip -d or gunzip or zcat.  If the original name saved in the  com‐
       pressed file is not suitable for its file system, a new name is constructed from the original one to make it legal.

       gunzip  takes  a  list of files on its command line and replaces each file whose name ends with .gz, -gz, .z, -z, or _z (ignoring
       case) and which begins with the correct magic number with an uncompressed file without the original extension.  gunzip also  rec‐
       ognizes  the special extensions .tgz and .taz as shorthands for .tar.gz and .tar.Z respectively.  When compressing, gzip uses the
       .tgz extension if necessary instead of truncating a file with a .tar extension.

       gunzip can currently decompress files created by gzip, zip, compress, compress -H or pack.  The detection of the input format  is
       automatic.  When using the first two formats, gunzip checks a 32 bit CRC. For pack and gunzip checks the uncompressed length. The
       standard compress format was not designed to allow consistency checks. However gunzip is sometimes able to detect a bad .Z  file.
       If  you  get  an error when uncompressing a .Z file, do not assume that the .Z file is correct simply because the standard uncom‐
       press does not complain. This generally means that the standard uncompress does  not  check  its  input,  and  happily  generates
       garbage  output.   The  SCO  compress  -H format (lzh compression method) does not include a CRC but also allows some consistency

       Files created by zip can be uncompressed by gzip only if they have a single member compressed with the 'deflation'  method.  This
       feature  is  only intended to help conversion of files to the tar.gz format.  To extract a zip file with a single member,
       use a command like gunzip < or gunzip -S .zip  To extract zip files with several members, use  unzip  instead  of

       zcat  is  identical  to  gunzip -c.  (On some systems, zcat may be installed as gzcat to preserve the original link to compress.)
       zcat uncompresses either a list of files on the command line or its standard input and writes the uncompressed data  on  standard
       output.  zcat will uncompress files that have the correct magic number whether they have a .gz suffix or not.

       Gzip  uses  the  Lempel-Ziv algorithm used in zip and PKZIP.  The amount of compression obtained depends on the size of the input
       and the distribution of common substrings.  Typically, text such as source code or English is reduced by 60-70%.  Compression  is
       generally much better than that achieved by LZW (as used in compress), Huffman coding (as used in pack), or adaptive Huffman cod‐
       ing (compact).

       Compression is always performed, even if the compressed file is slightly larger than the original. The worst case expansion is  a
       few  bytes for the gzip file header, plus 5 bytes every 32K block, or an expansion ratio of 0.015% for large files. Note that the
       actual number of used disk blocks almost never increases.  gzip preserves the mode, ownership and timestamps of files  when  com‐
       pressing or decompressing.

       -a --ascii
              Ascii text mode: convert end-of-lines using local conventions. This option is supported only on some non-Unix systems. For
              MSDOS, CR LF is converted to LF when compressing, and LF is converted to CR LF when decompressing.

       -c --stdout --to-stdout
              Write output on standard output; keep original files unchanged.  If there are several input files, the output consists  of
              a sequence of independently compressed members. To obtain better compression, concatenate all input files before compress‐
              ing them.

       -d --decompress --uncompress

       -f --force
              Force compression or decompression even if the file has multiple links or the corresponding file already exists, or if the
              compressed data is read from or written to a terminal. If the input data is not in a format recognized by gzip, and if the
              option --stdout is also given, copy the input data without change to the standard output: let zcat behave as cat.   If  -f
              is  not given, and when not running in the background, gzip prompts to verify whether an existing file should be overwrit‐

       -h --help
              Display a help screen and quit.

       -k --keep
              Keep (don't delete) input files during compression or decompression.

       -l --list
              For each compressed file, list the following fields:

                  compressed size: size of the compressed file
                  uncompressed size: size of the uncompressed file
                  ratio: compression ratio (0.0% if unknown)
                  uncompressed_name: name of the uncompressed file

              The uncompressed size is given as -1 for files not in gzip format, such as compressed .Z files. To  get  the  uncompressed
              size for such a file, you can use:

                  zcat file.Z | wc -c

              In combination with the --verbose option, the following fields are also displayed:

                  method: compression method
                  crc: the 32-bit CRC of the uncompressed data
                  date & time: time stamp for the uncompressed file

              The  compression  methods  currently supported are deflate, compress, lzh (SCO compress -H) and pack.  The crc is given as
              ffffffff for a file not in gzip format.

              With --name, the uncompressed name,  date and time  are those stored within the compress file if present.

              With --verbose, the size totals and compression ratio for all files is also displayed, unless some sizes are unknown. With
              --quiet, the title and totals lines are not displayed.

       -L --license
              Display the gzip license and quit.

       -n --no-name
              When  compressing, do not save the original file name and time stamp by default. (The original name is always saved if the
              name had to be truncated.) When decompressing, do not restore the original file name if present (remove only the gzip suf‐
              fix  from  the  compressed  file  name) and do not restore the original time stamp if present (copy it from the compressed
              file). This option is the default when decompressing.

       -N --name
              When compressing, always save the original file name and time stamp; this is the default. When decompressing, restore  the
              original  file  name and time stamp if present. This option is useful on systems which have a limit on file name length or
              when the time stamp has been lost after a file transfer.

       -q --quiet
              Suppress all warnings.

       -r --recursive
              Travel the directory structure recursively. If any of the file names specified on the command line are  directories,  gzip
              will descend into the directory and compress all the files it finds there (or decompress them in the case of gunzip ).

              While  compressing,  synchronize  the  output occasionally based on the input.  This increases size by less than 1 percent
              most cases, but means that the rsync(1) program can take advantage of similarities in the uncompressed input when synchro‐
              nizing two files compressed with this flag.  gunzip cannot tell the difference between a compressed file created with this
              option, and one created without it.

       -S .suf --suffix .suf
              When compressing, use suffix .suf instead of .gz.  Any non-empty suffix can be given, but suffixes other than .z  and  .gz
              should be avoided to avoid confusion when files are transferred to other systems.

              When  decompressing,  add  .suf to the beginning of the list of suffixes to try, when deriving an output file name from an
              input file name.

       -t --test
              Test. Check the compressed file integrity.

       -v --verbose
              Verbose. Display the name and percentage reduction for each file compressed or decompressed.

       -V --version
              Version. Display the version number and compilation options then quit.

       -# --fast --best
              Regulate the speed of compression using the specified digit #, where -1 or --fast indicates the fastest compression method
              (less  compression) and -9 or --best indicates the slowest compression method (best compression).  The default compression
              level is -6 (that is, biased towards high compression at expense of speed).

       Multiple compressed files can be concatenated. In this case, gunzip will extract all members at once. For example:

             gzip -c file1  > foo.gz
             gzip -c file2 >> foo.gz


             gunzip -c foo

       is equivalent to

             cat file1 file2

       In case of damage to one member of a .gz file, other members can still be recovered (if the damaged member is removed).  However,
       you can get better compression by compressing all members at once:

             cat file1 file2 | gzip > foo.gz

       compresses better than

             gzip -c file1 file2 > foo.gz

       If you want to recompress concatenated files to get better compression, do:

             gzip -cd old.gz | gzip > new.gz

       If a compressed file consists of several members, the uncompressed size and CRC reported by the --list option applies to the last
       member only. If you need the uncompressed size for all members, you can use:

             gzip -cd file.gz | wc -c

       If you wish to create a single archive file with multiple members so that members can later be extracted  independently,  use  an
       archiver  such  as  tar  or zip. GNU tar supports the -z option to invoke gzip transparently. gzip is designed as a complement to
       tar, not as a replacement.

       The environment variable GZIP can hold a set of default options for gzip.  These options are interpreted first and can  be  over‐
       written by explicit command line parameters. For example:
             for sh:    GZIP="-8v --name"; export GZIP
             for csh:   setenv GZIP "-8v --name"
             for MSDOS: set GZIP=-8v --name

       On  Vax/VMS, the name of the environment variable is GZIP_OPT, to avoid a conflict with the symbol set for invocation of the pro‐

       znew(1), zcmp(1), zmore(1), zforce(1), gzexe(1), zip(1), unzip(1), compress(1)

       The   gzip   file   format   is   specified    in    P.    Deutsch,    GZIP    file    format    specification    version    4.3,
       <>,  Internet  RFC  1952  (May  1996).   The  zip deflation format is specified in P. Deutsch,
       DEFLATE Compressed Data Format Specification version 1.3, <>, Internet RFC 1951 (May 1996).

       Exit status is normally 0; if an error occurs, exit status is 1. If a warning occurs, exit status is 2.

       Usage: gzip [-cdfhklLnNrtvV19] [-S suffix] [file ...]
              Invalid options were specified on the command line.

       file: not in gzip format
              The file specified to gunzip has not been compressed.

       file: Corrupt input. Use zcat to recover some data.
              The compressed file has been damaged. The data up to the point of failure can be recovered using

                    zcat file > recover

       file: compressed with xx bits, can only handle yy bits
              File was compressed (using LZW) by a program that could deal with more bits than the  decompress  code  on  this  machine.
              Recompress the file with gzip, which compresses better and uses less memory.

       file: already has .gz suffix -- no change
              The file is assumed to be already compressed.  Rename the file and try again.

       file already exists; do you wish to overwrite (y or n)?
              Respond "y" if you want the output file to be replaced; "n" if not.

       gunzip: corrupt input
              A SIGSEGV violation was detected which usually means that the input file has been corrupted.

       xx.x% Percentage of the input saved by compression.
              (Relevant only for -v and -l.)

       -- not a regular file or directory: ignored
              When  the  input  file  is  not a regular file or directory, (e.g. a symbolic link, socket, FIFO, device file), it is left

       -- has xx other links: unchanged
              The input file has links; it is left unchanged.  See ln(1) for more information. Use the -f flag to force  compression  of
              multiply-linked files.

       When  writing compressed data to a tape, it is generally necessary to pad the output with zeroes up to a block boundary. When the
       data is read and the whole block is passed to gunzip for decompression, gunzip detects that there is extra trailing garbage after
       the  compressed  data and emits a warning by default. You have to use the --quiet option to suppress the warning. This option can
       be set in the GZIP environment variable as in:
         for sh:  GZIP="-q"  tar -xfz --block-compress /dev/rst0
         for csh: (setenv GZIP -q; tar -xfz --block-compr /dev/rst0

       In the above example, gzip is invoked implicitly by the -z option of GNU tar. Make sure that the same block size  (-b  option  of
       tar) is used for reading and writing compressed data on tapes.  (This example assumes you are using the GNU version of tar.)

       The  gzip format represents the input size modulo 2^32, so the --list option reports incorrect uncompressed sizes and compression
       ratios for uncompressed files 4 GB and larger.  To work around this problem, you can use the  following  command  to  discover  a
       large uncompressed file's true size:

             zcat file.gz | wc -c

       The --list option reports sizes as -1 and crc as ffffffff if the compressed file is on a non seekable media.

       In  some  rare cases, the --best option gives worse compression than the default compression level (-6). On some highly redundant
       files, compress compresses better than gzip.

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       Copyright © 1992, 1993 Jean-loup Gailly

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