Compresses or decompresses files
gzip [options] [file-list]
gunzip [options] [file-list]
The gzip utility compresses files, reducing disk space requirements and the time needed to transmit files between computers. When gzip compresses a file, it adds the extension .gz to the filename: Compressing the file fname creates the file fname.gz and deletes the original file. To restore fname, use the command gunzip with the argument fname.gz . The .gz extension is optional.
The file-list is a list of one or more files that are to be compressed or decompressed. If a directory appears in file-list with no --recursive option, gzip issues an error message and ignores the directory. With the --recursive option, gzip recursively compresses ...