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 PLZIP(1)                         Plzip 0.9                         PLZIP(1)
 User Commands                                                 User Commands

                                 March 2012

      Plzip - reduces the size of files

      plzip [options] [files]

      Plzip - A parallel compressor compatible with lzip.

      -h, --help
           display this help and exit

      -V, --version
           output version information and exit

      -B, --data-size=<bytes>
           set input data block size in bytes

      -c, --stdout
           send output to standard output

      -d, --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]

      -n, --threads=<n>
           set the number of (de)compression threads

      -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 [8MiB]

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 PLZIP(1)                         Plzip 0.9                         PLZIP(1)
 User Commands                                                 User Commands

                                 March 2012

      -t, --test
           test compressed file integrity

      -v, --verbose
           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, plzip 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.

      Report bugs to
      Plzip home page:

      Copyright c 2009 Laszlo Ersek.
      Copyright c 2012 Antonio Diaz Diaz.  Using Lzlib 1.3 License GPLv3+:
      GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
      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 Plzip is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
      If the info and Plzip programs are properly installed at your site,
      the command

           info Plzip

      should give you access to the complete manual.

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