Computer Tips - What are the Linux compression commands?

Date: 2007nov2 Updated: 2017oct28 OS: Linux Level: Beginner Q. What are the Linux compression commands? A. You can use:
Creating Extracting Purpose -------- ---------- ------- bzip2 bunzip2 Great compression for big files compress uncompress Obsolete gzip gunzip Good compression xz unxz The current winner zip unzip Windows compatible compression
See man pages for more info