|Current Maintainer(s):||Oleg Vinichenko|
|Source Repository:||Funtoo Overlay|
Summary: Gzip is the standard GNU compressor/decompressor, used to create and expand .gz archives.
Newsletter, Volume 1Discussed: ati-drivers, GitHub integration, Funtoo on ARM, GNOME updates, Organizations, and two new devs.
New Media Mix-insFuntoo Linux now has new media mix-ins. Learn about them and how to use them.
The Many Builds of Funtoo LinuxWe now have lots of different builds of Funtoo Linux for various CPUs, as well as Hardened, Stable and ARM, and a new UI to browse them. Learn more here.
Our forked version of Gzip adds a patch to add the --rsyncable option, which creates an "rsync-friendly" archive. This option used by vzdump utility
Here is the full description of this option:
"While compressing, synchronize the output occasionally based on the input. This reduces compression by about 1 percent most cases, but means that the rsync program can take advantage of similarities in the uncompressed input when syncronizing two files compressed with this flag. gunzip cannot tell the difference between a compressed file created with this option, and one created without it."