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Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019
 
 

gznew (1)

Name

gznew - recompress .Z files to .gz files

Synopsis

gznew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z ...  ]

Description

GZNEW(1)                    General Commands Manual                   GZNEW(1)



NAME
       gznew -   recompress .Z files to .gz files

SYNOPSIS
       gznew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Gznew  recompresses  files from .Z (compress) format to .gz (gzip) for-
       mat.  If you want to recompress a file already in gzip  format,  rename
       the file to force a .Z extension then apply gznew.

OPTIONS
       -f     Force  recompression  from  .Z  to .gz format even if a .gz file
              already exists.

       -t     Tests the new files before deleting originals.

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

       -9     Use the slowest compression method (optimal compression).

       -P     Use pipes for the conversion to reduce disk space usage.

       -K     Keep a .Z file when it is smaller than the .gz file; implies -t.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | compress/gzip    |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Committed        |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       gzip(1),  gzmore(1),  gzdiff(1),  gzgrep(1), gzforce(1), gzexe(1), com-
       press(1)

BUGS
       If the -P option is used, gznew does not maintain  the  time  stamp  if
       touch(1)  does not support the -r option, and does not maintain permis-
       sions if chmod(1) does not support the --reference option.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/gzip-1.8.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/gzip.



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