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Date: 2012apr10
OS: Linux

Q.  How can I make gzip compress faster?

A.  You can use the --fast flag for gzip.
That may make the output file compression less small.

If your computer has multiple cores try pigz...

And since pigz supports all the command line options of gzip
you can use the --fast option for pigz!

On RedHat/Fedora/CentOS you probably already have it installed.  Try:

rpm -q pigz
Pigz does NOT help with uncompressing.

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