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       brotli - brotli, unbrotli - compress or decompress files


       brotli [OPTION|FILE]...

       unbrotli is equivalent to brotli --decompress


       brotli  is  a  generic-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a
       combination of a modern variant of the LZ77  algorithm,  Huffman  coding  and  2-nd  order
       context  modeling,  with  a  compression  ratio comparable to the best currently available
       general-purpose compression methods. It is similar in speed with deflate but  offers  more
       dense compression.

       brotli  command  line  syntax  similar  to gzip (1) and zstd (1).  Unlike gzip (1), source
       files are preserved by default. It is possible to remove them after  processing  by  using
       the --rm option.

       Arguments  that look like "--name" or "--name=value" are options. Every option has a short
       form "-x" or "-x value". Multiple short form options could be coalesced:

       · "--decompress --stdout --suffix=.b" works the same as

       · "-d -s -S .b" and

       · "-dsS .b"

       brotli has 3 operation modes:

       · default mode is compression;

       · --decompress option activates decompression mode;

       · --test  option  switches  to  integrity  test  mode;  this  option  is   equivalent   to
         "--decompress  --stdout" except that the decompressed data is discarded instead of being
         written to standard output.

       Every non-option argument is a file entry. If no files are given or file  is  "-",  brotli
       reads from standard input. All arguments after "--" are file entries.

       Unless  --stdout  or  --output is specified, files are written to a new file whose name is
       derived from the source file name:

       · when compressing, a suffix is appended to the source filename to get the target filename

       · when decompressing, a suffix is removed from the  source  filename  to  get  the  target

       Default suffix is .br, but it could be specified with --suffix option.

       Conflicting or duplicate options are not allowed.


       · -#:
           compression level (0-9); bigger values cause denser, but slower compression

       · -c, --stdout:
           write on standard output

       · -d, --decompress:
           decompress mode

       · -f, --force:
           force output file overwrite

       · -h, --help:
           display this help and exit

       · -j, --rm:
           remove source file(s); gzip (1)-like behaviour

       · -k, --keep:
           keep source file(s); zstd (1)-like behaviour

       · -n, --no-copy-stat:
           do not copy source file(s) attributes

       · -o FILE, --output=FILE
           output file; valid only if there is a single input entry

       · -q NUM, --quality=NUM:
           compression level (0-11); bigger values cause denser, but slower compression

       · -t, --test:
           test file integrity mode

       · -v, --verbose:
           increase output verbosity

       · -w NUM, --lgwin=NUM:
           set LZ77 window size (0, 10-24) (default: 22); window size is
           (2**NUM - 16); 0 lets compressor decide over the optimal value; bigger
           windows size improve density; decoder might require up to window size
           memory to operate

       · -S SUF, --suffix=SUF:
           output file suffix (default: .br)

       · -V, --version:
           display version and exit

       · -Z, --best:
           use best compression level (default); same as "-q 11"


       brotli file format is defined in RFC 7932

       brotli is open-sourced under the MIT License

       Mailing list:!forum/brotli


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