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Old 11-06-2001
Question compress files

Could someone give me an idea how to compress all files from a given directory that are not of type .z (compressed). Please help.
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Old 11-06-2001
compress *
will do it. The compress program will ignore any file that already has a .Z suffix.
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Old 11-10-2008
but just in case, in ksh you can try:
compress !(*.z)

Or more portably
compress `find . -type f -not -name "*.z" -print`

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