pigz | Cheatsheet¶
pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data. pigz was written by Mark Adler, and uses the zlib and pthread libraries.
Compress with best compression¶
Compress via pigz and tar¶
Compress with tar and monitor process with pv¶
Compress a single file with 4 cpu cores¶
Another way to compress a tar archive via pigz¶
Decrompess without deleting file¶