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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 »

Assigning and removing file access permissions

In a previous post we’ve look at the different types of access (privileges) different users of a Linux system have. When every file is created there’re some permissions that are automatically assigned by the system to such file and they include read, write and execute permissions. The following table summarizes the permissions available for files… Read More »