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CHAPTER 24 Useful Utilities

24.9 File Compression, compress & gzip

You can save a lot of valuable disk space by compressing seldom used files. Most versions of Unix come with the compress/uncompress utilities. Depending on the file contents this may save 50-70% of the space.

There's a GNU compression utility, gzip/gunzip that does an even better job of compressing files. The source is available as ftp://wks.uts.ohio-state:/pub/src/gzip-1.2.4.tar.Z.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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