Installing gzip in Debian
#apt-get install gzip
Uncompressing a gzip File Using gunzip
To uncompress a gzip file, execute the following command:
#gunzip filename.txt.gz (where filename.txt.gz is the name of the file you wish to uncompress)
The result of this operation is a file called filename.txt. By default, gunzip will delete the filename.txt.gz file.
Compressing a File Using gzip
To compress a file using gzip, execute the following command:
#gzip filename.txt (where filename.txt is the name of the file you wish to compress)
The result of this operation is a file called filename.txt.gz. By default, gzip will delete the filename.txt file.