Provided by: nbdkit_1.16.2-1ubuntu3_amd64
nbdkit-gzip-plugin - nbdkit gzip plugin
nbdkit gzip [file=]FILENAME.gz
"nbdkit-gzip-plugin" is a file serving plugin for nbdkit(1). It serves the named "FILENAME.gz" over NBD, uncompressing it on the fly. The plugin only supports read-only connections. Note that gzip files are not very good for random access in large files because seeking to a position in the gzip file involves uncompressing lots of data. A more practical method to compress large disk images is to use the xz(1) format and nbdkit-xz-plugin(1).
[file=]FILENAME.gz Serve the compressed file named "FILENAME.gz". This parameter is required. "file=" is a magic config key and may be omitted in most cases. See "Magic parameters" in nbdkit(1).
$plugindir/nbdkit-gzip-plugin.so The plugin. Use "nbdkit --dump-config" to find the location of $plugindir.
"nbdkit-gzip-plugin" first appeared in nbdkit 1.0.
nbdkit-xz-plugin(1), nbdkit(1), nbdkit-plugin(3).
Richard W.M. Jones
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