Lzip − data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm
lzip [options] [files]
Lzip − A data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm.
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
set member size limit in bytes
send output to standard output
overwrite existing output files
keep (don’t delete) input files
set match length limit in bytes 
if reading stdin, place the output into <file>
suppress all messages
set dictionary size limit in bytes [8MiB]
set volume size limit in bytes
test compressed file integrity
be verbose (a 2nd −v gives more)
−1 .. −9
set compression level [default 6]
alias for −1
alias for −9
If no file names are given, lzip compresses or decompresses from standard input to standard output. Numbers may be followed by a multiplier: k = kB = 10^3 = 1000, Ki = KiB = 2^10 = 1024, M = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc...
© 2010 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
version 3 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
should give you access to the complete manual.