This is our second post on compression and archiving series. Today we will see how to use gzip and gunzip commands with examples. Gzip(GNU zip) is a compress tool which is available in most of the Linux/Unix based operating systems. Until recent years gzip and bzip2 are most commonly used data compression tools in Linux/Unix. Though gzip compress ratios are not good when compared to bzip2 but it is popular among masses. Gzip software uses Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77) algorithm for compressing data. In this post we will see how to install, use as well as tips about gzip command.
How to install gzip and gunzip(GNU unzip) command in Linux?
On Redhat, Centos and Fedora based machines