pigz

About

PIGZ, which stands for Parallel Implementation of GZip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for pigz on smic
Machine Version Module Name
smic 2.3.4 pigz/2.3.4
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Usage

pigz --help
Create a tar ball
	tar cvf xxx.tar /path/to/files
	pigz -option xxx.tar
	e.g.: tar cvf -  /path/to/files | pigz -9 > test.tar.gz
Untar a tar ball
	unpigz < /path/to/archive.tar.gz | tar -xvC /where/to/unpack/it/
   

Resources

Last modified: May 01 2017 15:35:59.