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zupdate - recompress bzip2, gzip, xz files to lzip format
zupdate [options] [files]
Zupdate recompresses files from bzip2, gzip, and xz formats to lzip format. Each original is compared with the new file 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 the most appropriate for long-term data archiving. If no files are specified, recursive searches examine the current working directory, and nonrecursive searches do nothing. 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 -R, --dereference-recursive recursively follow symbolic links -v, --verbose be verbose (a 2nd -v gives more) -0 .. -9 set compression level [default 9] --bz2=<command> set compressor and options for bzip2 format --gz=<command> set compressor and options for gzip format --lz=<command> set compressor and options for lzip format --xz=<command> set compressor and options for xz format
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