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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
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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 165 weeks ago

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

Comment by oernii3 164 weeks and 6 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 81 weeks and 2 days ago

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