zupdate(1) recompress bzip2, gzip, xz files to lzip format


zupdate [,options/] [,files/]


Zupdate recompresses files from bzip2, gzip, and xz formats to lzip format. The originals are compared with the new files and then deleted. Only regular files with standard file name extensions are recompressed, other files are ignored. Compressed files are decompressed and then recompressed on the fly; no temporary files are created. The lzip format is chosen as destination because it is by far the most appropriate for long-term data archiving.

If the lzip compressed version of a file already exists, the file is skipped unless the '--force' option is given. In this case, if the comparison with the existing lzip version fails, an error is returned and the original file is not deleted. The operation of zupdate is meant to be safe and not produce any data loss. Therefore, existing lzip compressed files are never overwritten nor deleted.

Exit status is 0 if all the compressed files were successfully recompressed (if needed), compared and deleted (if requested). Non-zero otherwise.


-h, --help
display this help and exit
-V, --version
output version information and exit
-f, --force
don't skip a file even if the .lz exists
-k, --keep
keep (don't delete) input files
-l, --lzip-verbose
pass a -v option to the lzip compressor
-M, --format=<list>
process only the formats in <list>
-N, --no-rcfile
don't read runtime configuration file
-q, --quiet
suppress all messages
-r, --recursive
operate recursively on directories
-v, --verbose
be verbose (a 2nd -v gives more)
-0 .. -9
set compression level [default 9]
set compressor and options for bzip2 format
set compressor and options for gzip format
set compressor and options for lzip format
set compressor and options for xz format


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Copyright © 2016 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.