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Name

znew -
recompress .Z files to .gz files

Synopsis

znew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z ... ]

Description

Znew recompresses files from .Z (compress) format to .gz (gzip) format. If you want to recompress a file already in gzip format, rename the file to force a .Z extension then apply znew.

Options

-f
Force recompression from .Z to .gz format even if a .gz file already exists.

-t
Tests the new files before deleting originals.

-v
Verbose. Display the name and percentage reduction for each file compressed.

-9
Use the slowest compression method (optimal compression).

-P
Use pipes for the conversion to reduce disk space usage.

-K
Keep a .Z file when it is smaller than the .gz file

See Also

gzip(1) , zmore(1) , zdiff(1) , zgrep(1) , zforce(1) , gzexe(1) , compress(1)

Bugs

Znew does not maintain the time stamp with the -P option if cpmod(1) is not available and touch(1) does not support the -r option.


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