files] gunzip [
files] zcat [
Compresses specified files (or read from standard input) with Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77). Renames compressed file to
.gz; keeps ownership modes and access/modification times. Ignores symbolic links. Uncompresses with gunzip, which takes all of gzip's options, except those specified. zcat is identical to gunzip -c and takes the options -fhLV, described here. Files compressed with the compress command can be decompressed using these commands.
gzip doesn't preserve resource forks or HFS metadata when compressing files that contain them.
Regulate the speed of compression using the specified digit
n, where -1 or --fast indicates the fastest compression method (less compression) and -9 or --best indicates the slowest compression method (most compression). The default compression level is -6.
Print output to standard output, and don't change input files.
Same as gunzip.
Force compression. gzip normally prompts for permission to continue when the file has multiple links, its .gz version already exists, or it is reading compressed data to or from a terminal.
Display a help screen and then exit.
Expects to be given compressed files as arguments. Files may be compressed by any of the following methods: gzip, deflate, compress, lzh, and pack. For each file, list uncompressed and ...