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NAME

Lzip − data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm

SYNOPSIS

lzip [options] [files]

DESCRIPTION

Lzip − A data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm.

OPTIONS

−h, −−help

display this help and exit

−V, −−version

output version information and exit

−b, −−member−size=<n>

set member size limit in bytes

−c, −−stdout

send output to standard output

−d, −−decompress

decompress

−f, −−force

overwrite existing output files

−k, −−keep

keep (don’t delete) input files

−m, −−match−length=<n>

set match length limit in bytes [80]

−o, −−output=<file>

if reading stdin, place the output into <file>

−q, −−quiet

suppress all messages

−s, −−dictionary−size=<n>

set dictionary size limit in bytes [8MiB]

−S, −−volume−size=<n>

set volume size limit in bytes

−t, −−test

test compressed file integrity

−v, −−verbose

be verbose (a 2nd −v gives more)

−1 .. −9

set compression level [default 6]

−−fast

alias for −1

−−best

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...

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to lzip−bug [AT] nongnu.org
Lzip home page: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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.

SEE ALSO

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.

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