gzip compression with progress bar and remaining time displayed

pv file | gzip > file.gz

By: dash
2011-10-23 15:57:14

What Others Think

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.
linuxrawkstar · 563 weeks and 6 days ago
useful thanks. I'll substitute it with lxz though.
oernii3 · 563 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.
HorsePunchKid · 480 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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