Skip to content

Linux commands: gunzip

FULL-STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT BOOTCAMP

2024 COHORT SIGNUPS END TOMORROW

A quick guide to the `gunzip` command, used to unzip gzipped files

The gunzip command is basically equivalent to the gzip command, except the -d option is always enabled by default.

The command can be invoked in this way:

gunzip filename.gz

This will gunzip and will remove the .gz extension, putting the result in the filename file. If that file exists, it will overwrite that.

You can extract to a different filename using output redirection using the -c option:

gunzip -c filename.gz > anotherfilename

The gunzip command works on Linux, macOS, WSL, and anywhere you have a UNIX environment

  • Learn modern web development in my BOOTCAMP (SIGNUP END TOMORROW FEB 20, 2024)
  • THE VALLEY OF CODE (+ PRO), your web development manual
  • I wrote 15+ coding BOOKS, all available in THE VALLEY OF CODE PRO
  • Indie solopreneur internet business masterclass SOLO LAB (summer 2024)