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gzip compression with progress bar and remaining time displayed

Terminal - gzip compression with progress bar and remaining time displayed
pv file | gzip > file.gz
2011-10-23 15:57:14
User: dash
Functions: file gzip
gzip compression with progress bar and remaining time displayed


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usually you would need to alter that slightly. intead of "> file.gz" you need to type "- > file.gz"

This is because a single dash indicates to gizip that it should compress STDIN to STDOUT, according to gzip man page.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 320 weeks and 6 days ago

useful thanks. I'll substitute it with lxz though.

Comment by oernii3 320 weeks and 5 days ago

@linuxrawkstar: The command line as given is fine. gzip will write to stdout if no files are given as arguments.

Comment by HorsePunchKid 237 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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