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Like the title says, how do I do this conversion from the Linux console?

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You can combine the two commands as following:

gunzip < file.gz | bzip2 > file.bz2

This will start two processes in parallel, gunzip reading the file.gz file and outputting the non-compressed stream to bizp2 to re-compress it into file.bz2.

This process does not create intermediate files, you'll need to remove the file.gz afterwards (rm file.gz).

  • Doesn't seem to work on Mac: No such file or directory for the new archive. – Peter Ilfrich Dec 20 '16 at 6:55

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