gunzip command in Linux with Examples

gunzip command means gunzip can decompress files created by gzip or zip.


gunzip [ -acfhlLnNrtvV ] [-S suffix] [ name … ]

In man page the describe it

  • gunzip – compress or expand files.
  • man gunzip – More details information about gunzip command.

gunzip command in Linux with Examples

$ gunzip devopsroles.txt.gz

Keep both the compressed and Decompressed file.

$ gunzip -k devopsroles.txt.gz

Display compressed within it without decompressing first.

$ gunzip -c devopsroles.txt.gz

Test Whether a Compressed File Is Valid before Decompressed it.

$ gunzip -t devopsroles.txt.gz

Show verbose information when you decompress the file.

$ gunzip -v devopsroles.txt.gz


gunzip command is the simple the command in Linux. It is the most popular in use terminal Linux compress or expand files.

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