Linux "znew" Command Line Options and Examples
recompress .Z files to .gz files

Znew recompresses files from .Z (compress) format to .gz (gzip) format.


znew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z ... ]

Command Line Options:

Force recompression from .Z to .gz format even if a .gz file already exists
znew -f ...
Tests the new files before deleting originals.
znew -t ...
Verbose. Display the name and percentage reduction for each file compressed.
znew -v ...
Use the slowest compression method (optimal compression).
znew -9 ...
Use pipes for the conversion to reduce disk space usage.
znew -P ...
Keep a .Z file when it is smaller than the .gz file; implies -t.
znew -K ...