How To Gzip A File In Linux in South Africa

What is Linux?

Linux is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds.

How To Gzip A File In Linux in South Africa

Keeping the Original File Using gzip Command in Linux

By default, gzip removes the original file after compression. To retain the original file, use the -k option:

This command compresses “example.txt” and keeps the original file intact.

Verbose Mode Using gzip Command in Linux

To obtain more details during compression or decompression, the -v the option is employed:

Verbose mode provides information such as file sizes and progress during the compression or decompression process.

Force Compression Using gzip Command in Linux

In cases where the compressed file already exists, the -f option forcefully overwrites it

This command compresses “example.txt” and overwrites any existing “example.txt.gz” file

Compressing Multiple Files Using gzip Command in Linux

Gzip can compress multiple files simultaneously by providing their names as arguments:

This command compresses “file1.txt,” “file2.txt,” and “file3.txt” individually.

Recursive Compression with find Using gzip Command in Linux

To compress all files in a directory and its subdirectories, the find command can be combined with gzip:

This command recursively compresses all files in the specified directory.

How to make a gzip file?

If you simply want to compress any single file to. gzip format, you need to simply select that file and add it to the 7zip archive. In the GUI, you can select the Archive format as “gzip” and that’s it!1

What is the gzip command in Linux?

In the realm of Linux file compression, the ‘gzip’ command stands as a powerful tool that enables users to compress and decompress files effortlessly. Short for “GNU zip,” ‘gzip’ is a widely-used utility designed to reduce file sizes, thereby conserving disk space and expediting file transfers.