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.Dd June 18, 2011
.Dt GZIP 1
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm gzip
.Nd compression/decompression tool using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77)
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl cdfhlNnqrtVv
.Op Fl S Ar suffix
.Ar file
.Oo
.Ar file Oo ...
.Oc
.Oc
.Nm gunzip
.Op Fl cfhNqrtVv
.Op Fl S Ar suffix
.Ar file
.Oo
.Ar file Oo ...
.Oc
.Oc
.Nm zcat
.Op Fl fhV
.Ar file
.Oo
.Ar file Oo ...
.Oc
.Oc
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm
program compresses and decompresses files using Lempel-Ziv coding
(LZ77).
If no
.Ar files
are specified,
.Nm
will compress from standard input, or decompress to standard output.
When in compression mode, each
.Ar file
will be replaced with another file with the suffix, set by the
.Fl S Ar suffix
option, added, if possible.
In decompression mode, each
.Ar file
will be checked for existence, as will the file with the suffix
added.
.Pp
If invoked as
.Nm gunzip
then the
.Fl d
option is enabled.
If invoked as
.Nm zcat
or
.Nm gzcat
then both the
.Fl c
and
.Fl d
options are enabled.
.Pp
This version of
.Nm
is also capable of decompressing files compressed using
.Xr compress 1
or
.Xr bzip2 1 .
.Sh OPTIONS
The following options are available:
.Bl -tag -width XXrXXXrecursiveX
.It Fl 1 , -fast
.It Fl 2
.It Fl 3
.It Fl 4
.It Fl 5
.It Fl 6
.It Fl 7
.It Fl 8
.It Fl 9 , -best
These options change the compression level used, with the
.Fl 1
option being the fastest, with less compression, and the
.Fl 9
option being the slowest, with optimal compression.
The default compression level is 6.
.It Fl c , -stdout , -to-stdout
This option specifies that output will go to the standard output
stream, leaving files intact.
.It Fl d , -decompress , -uncompress
This option selects decompression rather than compression.
.It Fl f , -force
This option turns on force mode.
This allows files with multiple links, overwriting of pre-existing
files, reading from or writing to a terminal, and when combined
with the
.Fl c
option, allowing non-compressed data to pass through unchanged.
.It Fl h , -help
This option prints a usage summary and exits.
.It Fl l , -list
This option displays information about the file's compressed and
uncompressed size, ratio, uncompressed name.
With the
.Fl v
option, it also displays the compression method, CRC, date and time
embedded in the file.
.It Fl N , -name
This option causes the stored filename in the input file to be used
as the output file.
.It Fl n , -no-name
This option stops the filename and timestamp from being stored in
the output file.
.It Fl q , -quiet
With this option, no warnings or errors are printed.
.It Fl r , -recursive
This option is used to
.Nm
the files in a directory tree individually, using the
.Xr fts 3
library.
.It Fl S Ar suffix , Fl -suffix Ar suffix
This option changes the default suffix from .gz to
.Ar suffix .
.It Fl t , -test
This option will test compressed files for integrity.
.It Fl V , -version
This option prints the version of the
.Nm
program.
.It Fl v , -verbose
This option turns on verbose mode, which prints the compression
ratio for each file compressed.
.El
.Sh ENVIRONMENT
If the environment variable
.Ev GZIP
is set, it is parsed as a white-space separated list of options
handled before any options on the command line.
Options on the command line will override anything in
.Ev GZIP .
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr bzip2 1 ,
.Xr compress 1 ,
.Xr xz 1 ,
.Xr fts 3 ,
.Xr zlib 3
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm
program was originally written by Jean-loup Gailly, licensed under
the GNU Public Licence.
Matthew R. Green wrote a simple front end for
.Nx 1.3
distribution media, based on the freely re-distributable zlib library.
It was enhanced to be mostly feature-compatible with the original
GNU
.Nm
program for
.Nx 2.0 .
.Pp
This manual documents
.Nx
.Nm
version 20040427.
.Sh AUTHORS
This implementation of
.Nm
was written by
.An Matthew R. Green Aq Mt mrg@eterna.com.au .