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Most Used Linux Commands For File Compression

Gzip

Compress a file with gzip

$ gzip filename

Compress and keep the original file

$ gzip -c file > file.gz

Compress all files in a folder

$ gzip -r foldername

Tar.gz

$ tar -czvf filename.tar.gz directory

ZSTD Compression

Install first the package,

$ sudo apt install zstd (Debian/Ubuntu)

$ dnf install zstd (Centos,AlmaLinux,Fedora,Redhat)

Usage:

to compress a file :

zstd example.txt

Using with tar:

tar --zstd example.tar.zst example/