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The !gzip Command: Compress Files
Syntax: !gzip infile [outfile]
The will compress the file given as infile using the gzip
method. If outfile is not given, output is written to a file
with the same name as infile but with a ``.gz'' extension.
Otherwise, the file name given for outfile must have a ``.gz'' extension. Under Unix/Linux this uses 64-bit file offsets so
can be applied to files larger than 2Gb, unlike some versions of the
GNU gzip utility. Unlike the GNU gzip program, this will
not delete infile.
Stephen R. Whiteley