znew—Recompress Z files to GZ files

znew [ -ftv9PK] [ name.Z … ]

znew recompresses files from Z (compress) format to GZ (gzip) format. If you want to recompress a file already in gzip format, rename the file to force a .Z extension, then apply znew.


Option  Description 
-f Force recompression from Z to GZ format even if a GZ file already exists.
-t Test the new files before deleting originals.
-v Verbose. Display the name and percentage reduction for each file compressed.
-9 Use the slowest compression method (optimal compression).
-P Use pipes for the conversion to reduce disk space usage.
-K Keep a Z file when it is smaller than the GZ file.

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