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Linux / Unix Command: gzexe
Command Library

NAME

gzexe - compress executable files in place  

SYNOPSIS

gzexe [ name ... ]  

DESCRIPTION

The gzexe utility allows you to compress executables in place and have them automatically uncompress and execute when you run them (at a penalty in performance). For example if you execute ``gzexe /bin/cat'' it will create the following two files:

-r-xr-xr-x 1 root bin 9644 Feb 11 11:16 /bin/cat -r-xr-xr-x 1 bin bin 24576 Nov 23 13:21 /bin/cat~
/bin/cat~ is the original file and /bin/cat is the self-uncompressing executable file. You can remove /bin/cat~ once you are sure that /bin/cat works properly.

This utility is most useful on systems with very small disks.  

OPTIONS

-d
Decompress the given executables instead of compressing them.
 

SEE ALSO

gzip(1), znew(1), zmore(1), zcmp(1), zforce(1)  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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