`gzip` (or GNU zip) is a file format and corresponding utility for compressing files using the DEFLATE algorithm. The usual extension is `.gz`.

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Linux pv | gzip doesn't delete original file

I'm pretty new to unix so go easy. Normally gzip file replaces file with file.gz (which i'm guessing is: create file.gz then rm file). I have some rather large files I'm compressing and I like to ...
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Archive (.tar.gz) Corruption

I've got a .tar.gz archive that has definitely suffered some kind of corruption. The data inside the archive is obviously very precious to me and I'd really like to get my hands on as much as ...
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Simultaneously enable gzip and $STR_REPLACE in CGI in apache

I have a code in my CGI script for text replacement (for example replace 'red' with 'blue') $STR_SEARCH='red' $STR_REPLACE='blue' I am using the below code in .htaccess for enable replace function: ...
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gzip archive with damaged begin

How to recover as much as possible gzip file content when begin of this file is damaged? Is it possible? I tried commands gunzip -c , zcat, openssl zlib -d etc. Unfortunately that commands doesn't ...
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Change the directory structure in tar.gz without extracting it

I have a tar.gz file that has the following structure when I extract. /dir1/dir2/dir3/many_text_files(.txt) I would like to change the structure as dir3/many_text_files(.txt) A simple solution is to ...
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How to zip an entire folder via gzip?

I am trying to zip an entire folder. There's this -r command to zip a folder recursively. Now this is good to zip all the files in a folder, but my predicament is I want to zip the folder in it's ...
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Ignore Zeros Not Working When Trying To Open Tar

I have a backup file from my system admins called backup.tar.gz. They mentioned that I need to use the --ignore-zeros/-i command when unzipping the file. However when I run the command as suggested ...
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How to Tar/GZip just the files folders in the data directory?

I have a bunch of folders and files in /usr/local/bin/data that I want to tar.gz. I have a bash script that sets the source folder to backup src='/usr/local/bin/data/* When I open up the .tar.gz ...
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Using dd to backup disk to same disk

I've tried using dd to back up my computer's hard drive, but I met with some rather confusing results. I've seen on multiple sources (e.g.: ...
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GZIP file system code for Linux?

GZIP allows one to use file system codes. See page 7 of RFC 1952. What is (are?) the GZIP file system code(s) to use for Linux?
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using compressed (.gz) files with command line scripts expecting uncompressed files

In order to save disk space, I've gunzip-ed a lot of my files that I regularly use. What is a best-practice way to still use the .gz version of these text files with, say, python scripts? More ...
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Unzipping files downloaded from the Arxiv server

I want to download the source Tex files (not the pdf) of this document: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.0322 After downloading here, I get a weird file with the ".0322v3" (the second part of the doc code) ...
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Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code? Is a Mac vulnerable to such a tar.gz?

Can a tar.gz file contain malicious code that is similar to ZIP file? On a Mac particularly? Edit: Oops, I meant to ask the process of opening/untar a tar file on the Mac. Not the contents of the ...
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Ctrl-C'd an in-place recursive gzip - is this likely to have broken anything?

So, today i was trying to zip up a large folder (that has a large nested set of subfolders), in linux. I did: gzip -r bigfolder bigfolder.gz and after it had been going for a couple of minutes I ...
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view zip file content in tree command style

I am seeing the zip file content using unzip -l files.zip | less but it outputs in ls style , is it possible to to display output in tree command style
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Chromium: prevent unpacking tar.gz

The latest Chrome and Chromium seems to unpack .tar.gz files automatically for me on OS X and Linux. When using wget with the same URL, it shows: $ wget http://mydomain/dir/file.tar.gz ... HTTP ...
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Composer Install .tar.gz

Trying to install node.js via composer (for automation). "repositories": [ "type": "package", "package": { "name": "nodejs/nodejs", "version": "0.12.6", "dist": { ...
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How to open tar gz file created using tar piped to gzip

I wanted to generate a tar gz file with the highest compression level, and I followed the solution from http://superuser.com/a/546509/461740: tar cv /path/to/directory | gzip -9 > file.tar.gz ...
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How do I use HTTrack to download gzipped files from URLs with accented characters?

I am downloading a site with HTTrack with spotty results. Several directories return 2 or more versions of the same HTML file. These duplicates in any given directory may include: a file named ...
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Unix gzip more than one file at once

I have come to the end of my research with unix:> I'm new with unix and its enviroment, so i need your help guys. Long story short, i have a housekeeping script, which runs daily/weekly (it doesnt ...
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Gzip compression on Apache using .htaccess

As per http://gtmetrix.com/enable-gzip-compression.html i'm trying to enable gzip compression on apache webserver adding code mentioned below in .htaccess, but it's not working ; can you please ...
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Incorrect size of image file made with dd and gzip?

In the past I made a backup of a partially full partition with dd if=/dev/sda1 | gzip -5 > file.gz. Some time later, when a free space on partition was smaller I made an image file again with the ...
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Can't extract tar.gz file from Apache

I'm trying to do install manifoldcf on Ubuntu. I downloaded the file - apache-manifoldcf-1.9-src.tar.gz - directly from Apache (and I've tried different version as well with the same results). Using ...
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Decompress logged GZIP binary data

In an effort to verify my app was sending back and forth with my server correctly, I had run tcpdump -w ~/capture.txt -s 0 port 80 on a server with proxy sitting in between to capture all ...
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What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file?

What is the correct MIME type for a tar.gz file? I've searched around and found several values being used, including: application/x-gzip application/x-gtar application/x-tgz But I could find no ...
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Need to create .tgz file in Windows

I need to create a .tgz file - NOT a tar.gz, a .tgz specifically - in Windows. I've tried 7zip, Peazip, and ProgramArchiver, but they all create .tar.gz files. I've also tried running 7z from the ...
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Cannot unzip xymon-4.3.18.tar.gz; “No such file or directory” error

I have a problem unzipping an archive. ubuntu:~% sudo gzip -dc xymon-4.3.18.tar.gz | tar xf - gzip: xymon-4.3.18.tar.gz: No such file or directory tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: ...
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dd , pv , gzip and exclude directory, possible?

Is it possible to do the following: dd if=/dev/hdx | pv | gzip > /path/to/image.img\ --exclude=/temp --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/proc --exclude=/path/to/image.img So I want to make a backup ...
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How to tell of a GZip file is still being written while being copied

I am getting a gzip file in a path. Input Folder Path: <server>/input_gate I want to check whether the GZIP file I am getting in this folder are valid? I have used the following command. It ...
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Is Gzip supposed to honor original filename during decompress?

This question stems from a Crypto++ library question on Stack Overflow: How to add filename to archive if compressing using Gzip class?. Gzip, as specified in RFC 1952 has an optional field for the ...
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How to extract single file from large tar/tar.gz file

What I want to do is to extract a single file from a huge tar file, instead of extracting the whole tar. I am using RHEL 6.4 I Googled it and tried the following: tar --extract --file=some.tar ...
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canot restore disk image with dd (target part filled with zero)

I have a RAID0 disk before, now I want change the size of it. From the manual, the only way is backup data, delete RAID, re-create with new size, and restore data. now I have many old 2.5" hdd, each ...
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Not sure gzip has decompressed the whole file

I am decompressing a list of files using gzip: At any time it skips from one file to the next, I read (I am using the verbose option): star_60out.txt.gz: 91.0% -- replaced with star_60out.txt or ...
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extracting multiple .gz files, and printing the name of the extracted file

I would think this is easy but I'm blocking… I have a directory with a series of log files (from minecraft server…): 2014-09-28-1.log.gz 2014-09-29-1.log.gz 2014-09-30-1.log.gz 2014-10-01-1.log.gz ...
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Gzip thousands of files efficiently in a single pass

I want to gzip the contents of a couple of thousand of tiny files into a single file. While I could do it with something like for file in $(find . -iname 'pattern'); do; cat $file | gzip - >> ...
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can't open .gzip archives retrieved with wget

I'm trying to download the content of a directory hosted on a server using wget in a cygwin terminal. I have no problem getting the files but they are all .gz archive and once downloaded they are ...
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how to extract lots of gz files in windows

I have 36,348 .gz files. I need to extract them all the same directory. In unix I would use gunzip and so forth from the shell. How would I do it on my windows 7 machine? I can't even get winrar to ...
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Running find…exec tar czvf only archives one file…need all files

When attempting to run find . -iname "*.gz" -mtime +7 -exec tar czvf all_gizip_$(date +%Y-%m-%d).tar.gz {} \; I get the list of files ./corosync.log-20140620.gz ./corosync.log-20140618.gz ...
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How to revert a “gzip -r folder/” command?

I accidentally compressed all the files using the Gzip method which compresses all the files (not directories) individually, replacing the uncompressed files with the .gz compressed files. How can I ...
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Why is piping 'dd' through gzip so much faster than a direct copy?

I wanted to backup a path from a computer in my network to another computer in the same network over a 100 Mbit/s line. For this I did dd if=/local/path ...
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How to compress a large file to many smaller zip files with defined size?

I have a very large file, e.g. 100GB, and I want to compress it to many smaller zip file, with each file cannot larger than 1GB, what would be the most suitable commands to do it? remark: I want to ...
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GZIP corruption with big files?

I came across a weird behavior: gzip v1.5 - Fedora r18 A file -rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 3892576256 Apr 28 11:29 vm.qcow2 Initial checksum: md5sum vm.qow2 954c5461468d68daed3cef6a7b66bd8f vm.qcow2 ...
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Need help in the shell script - gunzip and file command

This is on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a custom webkit based application where "browser" saves bunch of cache files. When triaging the problems, I have to inspect the cache. The cache directory holds many ...
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Why does tar with -z option create archive with different hash everytime

Can you tell me why tar czf archive.tar dir creates archive with different hash everytime (I check with 'md5sum') Without compression parameter -z or with parameter -j instead all works fine. ...
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Concatenate header of one file with tail of another

I have a large gzipped mysqldump file which contains some table definitions and then many insert statements. I'd like to edit the table definitions but leave the insert statements alone. The file is ...
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Copying Jar files into single zip file

I am trying to compress the hundreds of jar files into a single zip file that can be transferred to a different location. Please help.
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Tar up only 3 specific files in command line with linux

Is it possible with one command to tar up 3 files into one tar archive? For example, tar up: public_html.tar.gz dbapp.sql dbwp.sql into a tar file called bak.tar.gz
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Search zipped *and* non-zipped files in one hit

I have a folder with a mix of zipped and unzipped log files which i want to search. I can search the non-zipped with grep -r "my-search-string" /path/to/folder and search the zipped files with ...
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dd a partition and keep device structure

How can I dd a partition while keeping its device structure? Source device: [root@cal-7-3 ~]# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 37.3G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Compressing compressed .tar.gz files deterministically

I want to perform a series of recompressions of compressed files to study their properties. At first, I tried simply recompressing .zip files in a loop: for f in $(seq 1 100) do zip $f.zip -9 -v ...