Tag Archives: compression

How to Password-Encrypt Compressed Directories on Linux.

Password compression of files is a very important file operation that is usually done for very legitimate reasons like file size reduction (especially when considering memory space) and encryption for security reasons. Since security is very important to computer use, it would be very advisable to password-protect folders (or directories) and files containing personal information… Read More »

HOW TO COMPRESS AND DECOMPRESS FILES IN LINUX: tar

The next tool in line of compression tools is the tape archiver (tar). Though the command somewhat has some complex (though capable) set of command line options and syntax, like we have been doing with others we’ve talked about (gzip and bzip) you can quickly learn to use tar by remembering a few simple invocations… Read More »

HOW TO COMPRESS AND DECOMPRESS FILES IN LINUX: gzip and gunzip

GNU ZIP (“gzip”) is another compressing command tool commonly used in Linux. Just like the bzip2 program it is used to compress files while the “gunzip” is used to decompress files. The file extension of files compressed with gzip end with ‘.gz’. for example; gzip file_name For example; gzip memo.txt The end product (the compressed… Read More »