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The !gzip Command: Compress Files

Syntax: !gzip infile [outfile]
The will compress the file given as infile using the gzip method. If outfile is not given, output is written to a file with the same name as infile but with a ``.gz'' extension. Otherwise, the file name given for outfile must have a ``.gz'' extension. Under Unix/Linux this uses 64-bit file offsets so can be applied to files larger than 2Gb, unlike some versions of the GNU gzip utility. Unlike the GNU gzip program, this will not delete infile.

Stephen R. Whiteley 2022-05-28