Linux Zip


Zip is a compression tool. Zip files have the .zip extension. zip is very useful when you are on a limited bandwidth and need to send a big file over the internet.

zip {options} {zipFilename} {files…}

zip test.txt test1.txt

unzip {zipFilename}




gzip command compresses files. Each single file is compressed into a single file. The compressed file consists of a GNU zip header and deflated data.

If given a file as an argument, gzip compresses the file, adds a “.gz” suffix, and deletes the original file. With no arguments, gzip compresses the standard input and writes the compressed file to standard output.


gzip {options} {files…}

gzip test.txt test1.txt

gunzip {gzipFile}

gunzip test.gz





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