- -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 
- -o, --output=<file>
- write to <file>, keep input files
- -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]
- alias for -0
- alias for -9
- allow trailing data seeming corrupt header
If no file names are given, or if a file is '-', lzip compresses or decompresses from standard input to standard output. Numbers may be followed 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 options --dictionary-size and --match-length directly to achieve optimal performance.
To extract all the files from archive 'foo.tar.lz', use the commands 'tar -xf foo.tar.lz' or 'lzip -cd foo.tar.lz | tar -xf -'.
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.
The ideas embodied in lzip are due to (at least) the following people: Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv (for the LZ algorithm), Andrey Markov (for the definition of Markov chains), G.N.N. Martin (for the definition of range encoding), Igor Pavlov (for putting all the above together in LZMA), and Julian Seward (for bzip2's CLI).
Lzip home page: http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
- info lzip
should give you access to the complete manual.
|January 2021||lzip 1.22|