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NAME

       lzip - reduces the size of files


SYNOPSIS

       lzip [options] [files]


DESCRIPTION

       Lzip - LZMA lossless data compressor.


OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

       -a, --trailing-error
              exit with error status if trailing data

       -b, --member-size=<bytes>
              set member size limit in bytes

       -c, --stdout
              write to standard output, keep input files

       -d, --decompress
              decompress

       -f, --force
              overwrite existing output files

       -F, --recompress
              force re-compression of compressed files

       -k, --keep
              keep (don't delete) input files

       -l, --list
              print (un)compressed file sizes

       -m, --match-length=<bytes>
              set match length limit in bytes [36]

       -o, --output=<file>
              if reading standard input, write to <file>

       -q, --quiet
              suppress all messages

       -s, --dictionary-size=<bytes>
              set dictionary size limit in bytes [8 MiB]

       -S, --volume-size=<bytes>
              set volume size limit in bytes

       -t, --test
              test compressed file integrity

       -v, --verbose
              be verbose (a 2nd -v gives more)

       -0 .. -9
              set compression level [default 6]

       --fast alias for -0

       --best alias for -9

       If  no  file  names  are given, or if a file is '-', lzip compresses or
       decompresses from standard input to standard output.   Numbers  may  be
       followed by a multiplier: k = kB = 10^3 = 1000, Ki = KiB = 2^10 = 1024,
       M = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc...  Dictionary  sizes  12
       to 29 are interpreted as powers of two, meaning 2^12 to 2^29 bytes.

       The  bidimensional  parameter space of LZMA can't be mapped to a linear
       scale optimal for all files. If your files are large, very  repetitive,
       etc,  you  may  need  to  use  the --dictionary-size and --match-length
       options directly to achieve optimal performance.

       Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for  environmental  problems  (file
       not  found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or
       invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which
       caused lzip to panic.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to lzip-bug@nongnu.org
       Lzip home page: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  (C) 2017 Antonio Diaz Diaz.  License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version
       2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free  to  change  and  redistribute  it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


SEE ALSO

       The  full documentation for lzip is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and lzip programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the
       command

              info lzip

       should give you access to the complete manual.



lzip 1.19                         April 2017                           lzip(1)

lzip 1.19 - Generated Sun Apr 30 18:10:53 CDT 2017
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