Gzip is any of several software applications used for file compression and decompression. The term usually refers to the GNU Project's implementation, "gzip" standing for GNU zip. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of Lempel-Ziv (LZ77) and Huffman coding.

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Linux cp with gzip and numbered backup in one step?

I'm wanting to copy a file and gzip it in a single command/step But I want to do numbered backup if the file already exists i.e. "cp --backup=numbered" or similar. The reason for the single step is ...
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nginx gzip_static: why are the non-compressed files required?

I'm working with nginx 1.4.4 running on Ubuntu 12.04.4. nginx is reverse-proxing a cluster of Rails application servers. Static files (mostly assets) are served directly, without hitting the ...
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Files sometimes fail to be retrieved from apache server

So, I'm not sure what the problem here is but I suspect it might be the server. So here's some key details Amazon EC2 servers (All in the same region and zone) Ubuntu 12.04 server Apache2 with gzip ...
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IIS 7.5 inconsistently Gzips files (with PHP & ASP.NET)

I made some changes to the web.config of a server running IIS 7.5 improve the performance (mostly front-end). A 3rd party testing tool says the site is running "PHP/5.3.10, ASP.NET" and if memory ...
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nginx cache gzip file's to temp directory?

Is the following possible through Nginx: I now have gzip on; but the server needs to compress the popular files everytime, the files are xml files created through a database, but they are "static". ...
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Apache / Nginx / Varnish - GZIP does not work on css, js

My current setup is as following: Apache -> Nginx -> Varnish running on Ubuntu apache2.conf: h**p://pastebin.com/A3wehAbe .htaccess: h**p://pastebin.com/Yre4hdSy (edited to allow deflate) ...
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Enable gzip for source maps

I'm using the Grunt plugins to concat, minify and generate source maps of my Javascript before I push it to the production server (I'll soon be doing the same with SASS for CSS). The source maps ...
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nginx: access_log both compressed and uncompressed

In my "vhost" declaration I have: access_log /WEBSITE_DIR/logs/access.log.gz combined gzip; Problem is I get 2 files, an access.log.gz and an access.log Why? I want just the .log.gz one..
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find directories in the current directory, older than 5 days and archive them

This is basic questions. I need to find folders in the current working directory(not recursively) and if they are older than 5 days archive them. zip or tar.gz is fine. I can find the folders with ...
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Compress with Gzip or Deflate my CSS & JS files [closed]

i ve a fashion website & using wordpress. I want to Compress or Gzip or Deflate my CSS & JS files. i have tried many codes with .htaccess to compress but not working. Would any body help me ...
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Grep-ing gzipped files [duplicate]

I have a set of 100 log files, compressed using gzip. I need to find all lines matching a given expression. I'd use grep, but of course, that's a bit of a nightmare because I'll have to unzip all ...
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I accidently zipped my whole server

Alright if anyone wants to play god and work miracles i'm down. So, i was given the task of making a script that found files that are older than 6 months, zipped them and then deleted them. On my way ...
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Tomcat6 Decompressing GZip Request

Since Tomcat has the option to compress its response to GZip. Is there a way to configure Tomcat 6 to decompress gzipped requests without putting it behind an Apache server with mod_deflate enabled, ...
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How to set gzip_static and gzip_proxied in nginx

nginx is in front of an application server and functions as the reverse proxy as well as the file server. There are two types of responses from the application server: JSON messages and ...
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gzip compression with nginx - Not being reported correctly in tests?

nginx 1.4.2 Google Pagespeed Insights (web version) is reporting that I should compress a number of .js files on my site. I've checked the mime.types config file and it includes the default ...
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Forcing Nginx to send Content-Length headers when serving static files with gzip

We're running Nginx 0.7.65[-1ubuntu2.3]. I've just noticed that when serving local static files using an alias directive and gzip on, the Content-Length header is not getting sent. Since it's serving ...
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Shell script error on filename with spaces

I have a bash script that search for every static file located under my server root and stores a gzipped version next to each file. I got it from ...
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Compress all apache log files which don't have any symlink pointing to them

I'm using cronolog to let the apache log files rotate. I'm using fail2ban to monitor those log files and ban in case of abuse. There's always an access.log symlink which is created by cronolog and ...
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Should I compress resources with a loadbalancer (Nginx) or with a web server (IIS7)?

I have the following setup: Nginx (1.1.19) on the front as a reverse proxy / loadbalancer IIS7 at the back as web servers MySQL as a database I am trying to figure out whether to compress static ...
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Glassfish - Font file and stylesheets and gzip

We used to use Tomcat but are migrating to Glassfish 4 for our application server. We are trying to enable compression, but for some reason, when we do, woff and ttf files are aborted. No errors, ...
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Nginx x-accel stripping Content-Encoding header

I have my Nginx server setup allow requests to be served with the X-Accel-Redirect header. This works fine for images, but I'm trying to get it to work for Javascript files that are already gzip'ed on ...
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mod_deflate is working but send wrong headers

I'm using mod_deflate to server gzip content for js and css files. Using curl I can see that it works and I can see the code but Chrome still thinks it's gzip content and NOT stylesheets/javascript ...
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Why is gzip compression varying in efficiency in IIS?

While running Fiddler, I noticed something odd in a request for a static ~5MB XML file to my server: Despite sending byte-for-byte identical headers (Edit: Including the headers), the responses were ...
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Apache gzip compression

I have an inherited Apache 2.2.17 server running on Ubuntu that I need to enable compression on. I have ensured the mod is loaded: apachectl -t -D DUMP_MODULES Loaded Modules: ... deflate_module ...
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How to enable gzip for files not on your server?

I'm running a gtmetrix.com report against my site. I get an F(41) for gzip compression. I don't own the two problem files mentioned for this penality. One file is a CSS on Mailchimp's server. Another ...
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nginx gzip enabled but not not gzipping

I have gzip enabled on nginx 1.2.8, but for some reason, it is not gzipping anything. Nginx install info: nginx version: nginx/1.2.8 built by gcc 4.7.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.2-2ubuntu1) TLS SNI ...
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Gzip compression with nginx

In my nginx.conf I have: gzip on; gzip_static on; gzip_buffers 16 8k; gzip_comp_level 9; gzip_http_version 1.0; gzip_min_length 1000; gzip_types text/plain text/css ...
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How is Apache 1.3 compressing?

More specifically, I would like suggestions as to how my server is encoding in gzip compressed format. We have once OC4J container that serves gzip transfer encoding, and others do not. Trying to ...
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Nginx and HttpGzipStaticModule

I have an nginx instance built with the gzip_static module nginx version: nginx/1.2.6 built by gcc 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-11) TLS SNI support disabled configure arguments: --prefix=/home/nginx ...
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nginx: how to serve files in gzip format when client accepts “Accept-Encoding: gzip” and inflated otherwise?

I have a folder full of .gz files and would like to serve them transparently inflated if requested by a client that does not send Accept-Encoding: gzip in the request and as-is (gzip'd) otherwise. I ...
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Cherokee force gzip compression for HTTP/1.0

I am using CloudFront with a Cherokee origin server for static files. Cherokee serves gzipped content for direct browser requests without any problem. But when CloudFront requests content, Cherokee ...
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Can't gzip some JS and CSS files

I am optimizing a magento store, and some JS and CSS (compiled and minified in a MEDIA folder) aren't being served gziped as they should. All pages are gziped (ex. this HTML page) but some content ...
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Linux Find and Zip Files

I'm running into 2 problems when working with my logs and the find command. I am having problems with the mtime option. The 1st command below shows me a few files from March 5th till March 7th, like ...
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gzip_http_version set to 1.0 but sends 1.1

I am trying to set Amazon CloudFront up with Nginx using W3 Total Cache and WordPress multisite. CloudFront only works with http 1.0 so, I read that you need to change the http version in gzip to 1.0. ...
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large javascript file not being served properly by nginx

I'm having trouble serving a large (376kb) javascript file via nginx over ssl with gzip enabled. The file is served without issue over plain old http. The file in question is ckeditor.js and is ...
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find and delete files of a certain type inside a tar.gz file

Is there a way to not only find but also delete any .gz files inside a .tar.gz file? I found this link but I wouldn't know how to modify it to make it able to delete found files.
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Getting gzip compression to work on my server (modules?)

I have copied the htaccess file from HTML5 Boilerplate into my httpd.conf file and restarted Apache, but for some reason, gzip compression is still not working: I have tested to see if the modules ...
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Gzip encoded content from apache breaks safari

I have a very strange problem with my apache server (v2.2.16 running on debian 6.0.5). I have mod_deflate enabled to serve content gzipped, and in chrome, firefox and ie, it works just fine, no ...
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Varnish 3 performs gunzip even though entire pipeline is gzipped

I'm refactoring my Varnish VCL and can't figure out this one thing. Varnish 3.0 natively supports gzipped content, and it essentially seems to do the right thing. See also: ...
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nginx gzip did not work on php js and css processors

I have a assets manager for process css and js via php. i'm using nginx and php5-fpm for load my application. but returned css and js files not gziped. for example my url is ...
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Nginx check for HttpGzipModule

I have nginx+passenger on my vps but I think I don't have the HttpGzipModule installed, two questions: How to verifiy if it is installed? How to install it, have I to install nginx again? Is there a ...
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Verify if the files can be unzipped successfully from 7Zip archive

We want to 7zip many database files (mysql, Oracle, and SQL Server dumps), various standard files (excel, word, etc), but we are afraid that once we 7Zip them and delete the originals it can happen ...
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How to check if my VPS Apache hosting does GZIP on response?

I have DreamHost VPS hosting, the server is Apache. When I load my web-site in the browser, and inspect the HTTP reqests/responses in my browser's dev tools, I can see that my browser sends ...
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Gzip command to produce exact same output than tar -cvzf?

I did thought the following commands where equivalent, but they produce different checksums: tar -cvzf ... and tar -cvf ...; gzip ... does not produce the same output. sha1sumdiffers. What would be ...
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enabling gzip with htaccess…why is it hit or miss?

I have shared hosting through Justhost. I use the HTML5 Boilerplate .htaccess (have tried other methods from here and there without luck) the compression part is as follows: <IfModule ...
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Created a gz backup of a server and when I extract it I get a huge blank file

I gzipped a folder in an old server that included all of the sites served. That server does not exist anymore and I needed some info from the backup but when I extract the backup (a 26GB file) I only ...
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Turn off gzip for a location in Nginx

How can gzip be turned off for a particular location and all its sub-directories? My main site is at http://mydomain.com and I want to turn gzip off for both http://mydomain.com/foo and ...
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How to disable gzip compression for particular virtual host apache

Im using Apache and I have enabled zip compression to all my virtual host domain. However, I want to disable the gzip compression on one particular virtual host only. I try this method. All separated ...
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Creating a seperate static content site for IIS7 and MVC

With reference to this serverfault blog post: A Few Speed Improvements where it talks about how static content for stackexchange is served from a separate cookieless domain... How would someone go ...
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gzip specific files

for some reason these files are not gzipping on my apache server, chrome network tab shows this. Is there a specific directive I can add to htaccess to cache these files? Compressing the following ...