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ZNEW(1) BSD General Commands Manual ZNEW(1)
znew -- convert compressed files to gzipped files
znew [-ftv9K] file ...
The znew utility uncompresses files compressed by compress(1) and recompresses them with
The options are as follows:
-f Overwrite existing '.gz' files. Unless this option is specified, znew refuses to
overwrite existing files.
-t Test integrity of the gzipped file before deleting the original file. If the
integrity check fails, the original '.Z' file is not removed.
-v Print a report specifying the achieved compression ratios.
-9 Use the -9 mode of gzip(1), achieving better compression at the cost of slower exe-
-K Keep the original '.Z' file if it uses less disk blocks than the gzipped one. A
disk block is 1024 bytes.
The znew utility tries to maintain the file mode of the original file. If the original file
is not writable, it is not able to do that and znew will print a warning.
BSD August 1, 2003 BSD
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