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Chapter 6. Archiving and Compressing Fil... > Compressing and Uncompressing Files

6.11. Compressing and Uncompressing Files

6.11.1. Problem

Before copying a large file over the network to a remote server, you want to compress it.

6.11.2. Solution

Several utilities are available for compressing and uncompressing files. The gzip, bzip2, and compress utilities are widely used in Linux and Unix environments. Each of them is briefly detailed in the following sections.


  

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