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       lzip - reduces the size of files

       lzip [options] [files]

       Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface	similar	to the
       one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip can compress about as	fast as	gzip (lzip -0)
       or  compress  most files	more than bzip2	(lzip -9). Decompression speed
       is intermediate between gzip and	bzip2. Lzip is better  than  gzip  and
       bzip2 from a data recovery perspective. Lzip has	been designed, written
       and tested with great care to replace gzip and bzip2  as	 the  standard
       general-purpose compressed format for unix-like systems.

       -h, --help
	      display this help	and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

       -a, --trailing-error
	      exit with	error status if	trailing data

       -b, --member-size=<bytes>
	      set member size limit in bytes

       -c, --stdout
	      write to standard	output,	keep input files

       -d, --decompress

       -f, --force
	      overwrite	existing output	files

       -F, --recompress
	      force re-compression of compressed files

       -k, --keep
	      keep (don't delete) input	files

       -l, --list
	      print (un)compressed file	sizes

       -m, --match-length=<bytes>
	      set match	length limit in	bytes [36]

       -o, --output=<file>
	      if reading standard input, write to <file>

       -q, --quiet
	      suppress all messages

       -s, --dictionary-size=<bytes>
	      set dictionary size limit	in bytes [8 MiB]

       -S, --volume-size=<bytes>
	      set volume size limit in bytes

       -t, --test
	      test compressed file integrity

       -v, --verbose
	      be verbose (a 2nd	-v gives more)

       -0 .. -9
	      set compression level [default 6]

       --fast alias for	-0

       --best alias for	-9

	      allow trailing data seeming corrupt header

       If no file names	are given, or if a file	is '-',	lzip compresses	or de-
       compresses from standard	input to standard output.  Numbers may be fol-
       lowed  by a multiplier: k = kB =	10^3 = 1000, Ki	= KiB =	2^10 = 1024, M
       = 10^6, Mi = 2^20, G = 10^9, Gi = 2^30, etc...  Dictionary sizes	12  to
       29 are interpreted as powers of two, meaning 2^12 to 2^29 bytes.

       The  bidimensional  parameter space of LZMA can't be mapped to a	linear
       scale optimal for all files. If your files are large, very  repetitive,
       etc,  you  may need to use the --dictionary-size	and --match-length op-
       tions directly to achieve optimal performance.

       Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for	environmental  problems	 (file
       not  found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or
       invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which
       caused lzip to panic.

       Report bugs to
       Lzip home page:

       Copyright  (C) 2019 Antonio Diaz	Diaz.  License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version
       2 or later <>
       This is free software: you are free  to	change	and  redistribute  it.
       There is	NO WARRANTY, to	the extent permitted by	law.

       The  full documentation for lzip	is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info	and lzip programs are properly installed  at  your  site,  the

	      info lzip

       should give you access to the complete manual.

lzip 1.21			 January 2019			       LZIP(1)


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