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GZEXE(1)							      GZEXE(1)

NAME
       gzexe - compress	executable files in place

SYNOPSIS
       gzexe [ name ...	 ]

DESCRIPTION
       The  gzexe utility allows you to	compress executables in	place and have
       them automatically uncompress and execute  when	you  run  them	(at  a
       penalty in performance).	 For example if	you execute ``gzexe /bin/cat''
       it will create the following two	files:
	   -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  bin   9644 Feb 11 11:16 /bin/cat
	   -r-xr-xr-x  1 bin   bin  24576 Nov 23 13:21 /bin/cat~
       /bin/cat~ is the	original file and /bin/cat is  the  self-uncompressing
       executable  file.   You	can  remove  /bin/cat~	once you are sure that
       /bin/cat	works properly.

       This utility is most useful on systems with very	small disks.

OPTIONS
       -d     Decompress the given executables instead of compressing them.

SEE ALSO
       gzip(1),	znew(1), zmore(1), zcmp(1), zforce(1)

CAVEATS
       The compressed executable is a shell script. This may create some secu-
       rity holes. In particular, the compressed executable relies on the PATH
       environment variable to find  gzip  and	some  other  utilities	(tail,
       chmod, ln, sleep).

BUGS
       gzexe attempts to retain	the original file attributes on	the compressed
       executable, but you may have to fix them	manually in some cases,	 using
       chmod or	chown.

								      GZEXE(1)

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