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Create individual tgz files from a set of files

I have a ton of files in a directory of the format app.log.2008-04-04

I'd like to run a command that would archive each of these files as app.log.2008-04-04.tgz

I tried a few combinations of find with xargs etc but no luck.

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The point is that it seems useless to archive a file in an archive individually, if its just to save space then just gzip the lot ... you wont have a file and its archived gzipped alter ego then, but just compressed files...
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Archive & GZIP the directory - problem solved. Smilie
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Thanks for the response. You're right, I just needed to gzip the files. I do want them individually though (for various reasons). The command that I eventually stumbled on and which works fine is :

for i in `ls -l`; do echo $i; bzip2 $i ; done
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Correction -- it should be

for i in `ls -1`; do echo $i; bzip2 $i ; done

(-1, instead of -l)

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