Linux has many commands line tools to compress/decompress files and gzip is one of them. In this article, we will show you the basics of gzip and how to use it with some examples.
Example - 1 Compress file with gzip
You can use the below command to compress the file with gzip.
You can see now in the below images that we have used gzip command to compress file samplefile.txt and it is compressed now in samplefile.txt.gz
Example - 2 How to uncompress the file using gzip
You can use the below command to uncompress the file with gzip. Use the -d syntex to do it.
gzip -d [compressed-file-name]
You can see now in the below images, We have uncompressed the file samplefile.txt.gz. And the compressed file was deleted.