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NAME

gzexe - compress executable files in place

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Caveats

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

"BUGS"

chown.


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