gzip command in Linux with Examples

gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is a common way of compressing files in Linux.

The syntax gzip command

gzip [ -acdfhlLnNrtvV19 ] [-S suffix] [ name ...  ]

In man page the describe it

Gzip reduces the size of the named files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77).

gzip command in Linux with Examples

Creating a compressed file

[huupv@DevopsRoles ~]$ gzip filename.txt

Decompress a File Using the gzip Command

[huupv@DevopsRoles ~]$ gzip -d filename.gz

The following details about gzip command in linux.

man gzip


gzip is the simple the command in Linux. It is the most popular in use terminal Linux for file compression and decompression .


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