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How do you gunzip a file and keep the .gz file?

The default behavior of gunzip is to delete the .gz file after it decompresses. How do I prevent it from deleting the file?? If this functionality is not included then is there an alternative ...
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Untar, ungz, gz, tar - how do you remember all the useful options?

I am pretty sure I am not the only one with the following problem: every time I need to uncompress a file in *nix I can't remember all the switches, and end up googling it, which is surprizing ...
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gzip without tar? Why are they used together?

Why are tar and gzip almost always used together, and not just gzip? Is there any advantage to that method?
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How to open a .tar.gz file in Windows?

I need to open a file that sadly is only available in the .tar.gz file format and I am using Windows 7. I can unzip the file using 7-zip but after that I still have a .tar file that I can't open in ...
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How can I get the uncompressed size of gzip file without actually decompressing it?

Please find my OS details: $ uname -a AIX xxyy 1 6 000145364C00 I've tried the following command to get size of a file in gzip archive: $ gzip -l mycontent.DAT.Gz compressed uncompr. ratio ...
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how to remove full path when doing tar.gz compression

I'm using this command to archive a directory named g from java code: tar czf /a/b/c.tar.gz /e/f/g When the tar file c.tar.gz is created, I find an entire path e/f/g then all files of the g folder ...
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How to do the equivalent of “grep something * -Rin” on list of tar.gz files?

I've got a bunch of tar.gz files and I want to do a "grep something * -Rin" as I would on them if they weren't tar.gzed. I want to keep them tar.gzed as they are, but grep on them on-the-fly and find ...
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Critical gzip mistake (HELP!) - how to undo 'gzip -r ./'

So I was hoping to make a gzipped backup of my entire directory stucture, but I was very stupid and issued the command 'gzip -r ./' hoping to add all files and folders to a single gzip archive. This ...
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Use tar and gz to create archive in Ubuntu Terminal

I want to archive 3 folders, given their names in Ubuntu command prompt. When I use tar -c abc tt zz -> it will do nothing.
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How do I safely convert a .gz file to a .xz file

I have some huge files that are currently gzipped and I would like to xz them. I want set up a script to do this, but I want to be careful not to lose the data, i.e. I should never delete the gzipped ...
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How to extract tar.gz on windows xp

Can anyone suggest me ways to extract tar.gz file on windows xp ? Is there any built-in tool ? Or may be a script that can be written ? PS: Please note I can't install new software on my computer (do ...
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Importing to mysql from a .gz via shell - how to do it without extracting to a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pipe gunzip and mysql to gunzip a dump and import it i have a .gz file of an sql dump. at the moment i extract it to its own file (ie dump.sql.gz extracted to dump.sql) ...
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gzip for 64-bit Windows

Does anyone know any version of Gzip which supports 64-bit Windows? I could not find anything.
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Common tips for compressing/extracting large folders? [closed]

Are there any common tehniques or issues I need to be aware that can speed up or make more robust the process of compressing/uncompresing large (>60gig) folders with many (>3000 files) elements ...
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Convert .tar.gz/.tar.bz2 to .7z in batch?

How do I convert .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files to .7z files using the command line?
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“tar -czf” for first 5 thousand files

I have a directory with too much files in it. I want to compress first 5 thousand files in that directory to become file.tar.gz and then 5001 - 10000...and so on how to do it?
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How to open this file? *.ps.gz

Please somebody help me to open this file . I am not able to open it/unzip it after downloading.I always get an error when I try to unzip using 7zip.
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Remote restore gz mysql database

I tried $> ssh root@ip "gunzip < [backupfile.sql.gz] | \ mysql -u [uname] -p[pass] [dbname]"` but get the error: ERROR 1044 (42000) at line 42: Access denied for user '[uname]'@'%' ...
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Create a tar and splitting it into multiple archives then putting them back together

I am using the following for creating the tgz files: tar zcf - /usr/folder | split -b 30720m - /usr/archive.tgz Now I get three files: archive.tgzaa, archive.tgzab and archive.tgzac So again I ...