Compression and decompression in the same script

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Old 08-31-2009
Compression and decompression in the same script

Hi Guys,

I'm just wondering how to compress and decompress a file in the same script using multiple programs, and can it be done in one line?

e.g gzip file && gunzip file
bzip2 file && bunzip file

I tried this and a few other combinations but it doesn't seem to work. Any thoughts?

Cheers Spaulds
# 2  
Old 08-31-2009
gzip file && gunzip file

should just work.
gzip < file | gunzip > file1

# 3  
Old 08-31-2009
Cheers, there must be an error in my script.

---------- Post updated at 01:34 AM ---------- Previous update was at 01:20 AM ----------

Sweet, got it working!

Can you display the sorterd attributes of the compression programs with somethng like:

awk'{$1 $2 $3}' | sort -n
# 4  
Old 08-31-2009
Please elaborate on what you are looking for.
# 5  
Old 08-31-2009
looking to display:

-compression program | compression size | decompression size | compression ratio
# 6  
Old 08-31-2009
The compression ratio will equal the (de)compression one for lossless algorithms like gzip and bzip.
The decompressed file size will equal the original file size.

To get statistics, use the -v option.
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Old 08-31-2009
No probs, cheers for the help!
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