Re: gzip vs. compress

From: Alberto Dell'Era <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 23:50:43 +0100
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On Jan 22, 2008 9:04 PM, M Rafiq <> wrote:
> Only observation is high CPU usage for gzip than compress though.

Also worth mentioning:

> man gzip

-# --fast --best

       Regulate the speed of compression using the specified digit #, where -1 or --fast indicates the fastest compression

       method (less compression) and -9 or --best indicates the slowest compression method (best compression). The default compression

        level is -6 (that is, biased towards high compression at expense of speed).

probably (not tested myself) you might experience less CPU utilization by setting a low compression rate, if CPU is at a premium.

Alberto Dell'Era
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Received on Tue Jan 22 2008 - 16:50:43 CST

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