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PGZF(1) User Commands PGZF(1)


pgzf - Parallel gzip file IO


pgzf [options] file1 [file2 ...]


PGZF: Parallel gzip file IO Author: Jue Ruan <> Version: 1.1


Decompress mode
-t <int>
Number of threads, [8]
Force to overwrite

-o <string> Output file name, support directory

Delete input files after done
-b <int>
Block size in MB, 1 ~ 256 [16]
-l <int>
Compress level, 1-9, see gzip, [6]
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Print version information and exit

File format:

PGZF fellows standard GZIP format (rfc1952), and is blocked compressed. It defines two TAGs in each GZIP header, ZS: block size, ZX: random access index. Program pgzf can decompress .pgzf and .gz files. When decompressing .gz files, pgzf is in fact a buffered gzip reader. Also, .pgzf files can be decompressed by program gzip.

In plan to support random access


This manpage was written by Andreas Tille for the Debian distribution and can be used for any other usage of the program.
April 2020 pgzf 2.5