B.9. Searching and Sorting

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B.8. File Compression and Storage

The following tools can be used to compress, decompress, and archive files:


bzip2

Compresses files.


bzip2recover

Recovers data from corrupted bzip2-compressed files.


bzcat

Displays contents of compressed files.


bunzip2

Uncompresses a files that was compressed with bzip2.


compress

Compresses files to free up space (use gzip instead).


cpio

Copies archives in or out.


gnutar

GNU version of tar; available only if you have installed the Developer Tools package.


gunzip

Uncompresses a file that was compressed with gzip.


gzcat

Displays contents of compressed files.


gzip

Compresses a file with Lempel-Ziv encoding.


tar

Tape archive tool. GNU tar has more features and fewer limitations.


uncompress

Expands compressed (.Z) files.


zcat

Displays contents of compressed files.

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