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Compresses and decompresses files

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 http://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/manual/gzip.html

Related Projects

  • Info-ZIP- UnZip branch
  • XZ
  • Lzip
  • Z
  • Zlib
  • Gnuit
  • Sharutils


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins21 January 2010
License:GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins21 January 2010

Leaders and contributors

Jim Meyering Maintainer
Paul Eggert Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gzip
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-gzip@gnu.org
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/gzip

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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