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lzip - reduces the size of files


lzip [options] [files]


Lzip - LZMA lossless data compressor.


-h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit -b, --member-size=<bytes> set member size limit in bytes -c, --stdout send output to standard output -d, --decompress decompress -f, --force overwrite existing output files -F, --recompress force recompression of compressed files -k, --keep keep (don't delete) input files -m, --match-length=<bytes> set match length limit in bytes [36] -o, --output=<file> if reading stdin, place the output into <file> -q, --quiet suppress all messages -s, --dictionary-size=<bytes> set dictionary size limit in bytes [8 MiB] -S, --volume-size=<bytes> set volume size limit in bytes -t, --test test compressed file integrity -v, --verbose be verbose (a 2nd -v gives more) -0 .. -9 set compression level [default 6] --fast alias for -0 --best alias for -9 If no file names are given, lzip compresses or decompresses from stan- dard input to standard output. Numbers may be followed by a multi- plier: k = kB = 10^3 = 1000, Ki = KiB = 2^10 = 1024, M = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc... The bidimensional parameter space of LZMA can't be mapped to a linear scale optimal for all files. If your files are large, very repetitive, etc, you may need to use the --match-length and --dictionary-size options directly to achieve opti- mal performance. For example, -9m64 usually compresses executables more (and faster) than -9. Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for environmental problems (file not found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which caused lzip to panic.


Report bugs to lzip-bug@nongnu.org Lzip home page: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html


Copyright (C) 2014 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for lzip is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and lzip programs are properly installed at your site, the command info lzip should give you access to the complete manual. lzip 1.16 August 2014 LZIP(1)