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ZFORCE(1)						      General Commands Manual							 ZFORCE(1)

NAME
zforce - force a '.gz' extension on all gzip files
SYNOPSIS
zforce [ name ... ]
DESCRIPTION
zforce forces a .gz extension on all gzip files so that gzip will not compress them twice. This can be useful for files with names trun- cated after a file transfer. On systems with a 14 char limitation on file names, the original name is truncated to make room for the .gz suffix. For example, 12345678901234 is renamed to 12345678901.gz. A file name such as foo.tgz is left intact.
SEE ALSO
gzip(1), znew(1), zmore(1), zgrep(1), zdiff(1), gzexe(1) ZFORCE(1)