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Revision as of 11:03, 12 April 2011


A compression utility designed to replace 'compress'. Much better compression and freedom from patented algorithms are its main advantages over compress. Gzip decompresses files created by gzip, compress, or pack; it detects the input format automatically.


User manual available from

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Download version 1.6 (stable)
released on 9 June 2013


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