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How do I use gzip?

The commands described below need to be entered while logged in to the Unix server.   Normally you'll see a prompt ending with $ when the command interpreter (or shell) is ready for another command.

Enter the command:

gzip -h

for more details.

For even more detail, enter the command:

info gzip

 (the same commands with gunzip give the same information)

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Created by Andy Clews on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Andy Clews on 4 August 2015