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force a ’.gz’ extension on all gzip files

see also : gzip - znew - zmore - zgrep - zdiff - gzexe


zforce [ name ... ]

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MakeLocatePlatform <bin>zforce ;
Shell <bin>zforce : zforce ;
MakeLocatePlatform <bin>zfile ;
Shell <bin>zfile : zfile ;


zforce forces a .gz extension on all gzip files so that gzip will not compress them twice. This can be useful for files with names truncated after a file transfer. On systems with a 14 char limitation on file names, the original name is truncated to make room for the .gz suffix. For example, 12345678901234 is renamed to 12345678901.gz. A file name such as foo.tgz is left intact.

see also

gzip , znew , zmore , zgrep , zdiff , gzexe

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