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 LZIP(1)                          Lzip 1.15                          LZIP(1)
 User Commands                                                 User Commands

                               September 2013



 NAME
      Lzip - reduces the size of files

 SYNOPSIS
      lzip [options] [files]

 DESCRIPTION
      Lzip - LZMA lossless data compressor.

 OPTIONS
      -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




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 LZIP(1)                          Lzip 1.15                          LZIP(1)
 User Commands                                                 User Commands

                               September 2013



      -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
      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...  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
      optimal 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.

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

 COPYRIGHT
      Copyright c 2013 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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