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Recompress .Z files to .gz files.

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ZNEW(1)                              General Commands Manual                              ZNEW(1)

NAME znew - recompress .Z files to .gz files
SYNOPSIS znew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z ... ]
DESCRIPTION Znew recompresses files from .Z (compress) format to .gz (gzip) format. If you want to recompress a file already in gzip format, rename the file to force a .Z extension then apply znew.
OPTIONS -f Force recompression from .Z to .gz format even if a .gz file already exists. -t Tests the new files before deleting originals. -v Verbose. Display the name and percentage reduction for each file compressed. -9 Use the slowest compression method (optimal compression). -P Use pipes for the conversion to reduce disk space usage. -K Keep a .Z file when it is smaller than the .gz file; implies -t.
SEE ALSO gzip(1), zmore(1), zdiff(1), zgrep(1), zforce(1), gzexe(1), compress(1)
BUGS Znew does not maintain the time stamp with the -P option if cpmod(1) is not available and touch(1) does not support the -r option.
ZNEW(1)
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znew(1) referred by bzexe(1) | dictd(8) | gzexe(1) | gzip(1) | zforce(1) | zmore(1)
refer to compress(1) | gzexe(1) | gzip(1) | touch(1) | zdiff(1) | zforce(1) | zgrep(1) | zmore(1)