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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How to enable gzip?

I would like to enable GZIP throughout my whole website. What would be the best way to do it? Would it be through .htaccess? Any pointers on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.
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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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Apache mod_deflate not compressing javascript and css files?

"GET /Symfony/web/app.php/app/dashboard HTTP/1.1" 4513/37979 (11%) "GET /Symfony/web/css/application.css HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET /Symfony/web/js/application.js HTTP/1.1" -/- (-%) "GET ...
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server using too much cpu with nginx and gzip enabled [closed]

I have magento website on dedicated server. I decided to use gzip to save ban-with for magento websites and wanted to load them faster. But now server is using %250 more cpu if I click on a category ...
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Apache deflate ignores javascript

I have set up deflate in my htaccess. Everything works fine, except for some reason javascript files are being ignored. I tried every possible combination of AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE with ...
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gzip_ratio not printing in nginx logs

I'm configuring the nginx access_log to output in JSON format to use with other tools. The data I want includes info about the compression. I have gzip on, but the only thing I'm getting for the ...
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Setting a custom value to the DeflateBufferSize results in 500 internal server error

I'm trying to reset the DeflateBufferSize directive like so in my .htaccess file: DeflateBufferSize 1024 SetOutputFilter DEFLATE But the result of each page is then 500 internal server error (this ...
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How to enable deflate compression for files?.ht

I am hosting my website on Godaddy. How do I enable compression for CSS and JS files? To compress JS and CSS files I am placing the following snippet in the JavaScript directory: SetOutputFilter ...
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Why isn't the Nginx Gzip Precompression module working?

I'm currently trying to set up Nginx to serve all of my static files. Since they will not be changed very frequently at all I want to us the gzip_static module to allow me to pre-gzip copies of my ...
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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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Cannot extract .tar.gz archive in bash

I am in my /w dir and I saved the .tar.gz archive from the MediaWiki server like this: $ cd /public_html/w $ wget releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.24/mediawiki-1.24.1.tar.gz But once I try to ...
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How to serve giziped text files with nginx

To save space we gzip all our logs and text files and these files are browsed by the user, but these files are downloaded instead of opened in the browser, I couldn't find a way to set mime-type ...
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Config NGINX to GZip Font Files? ( Different gzip_types for different directories)

SOLUTION: It turns out it is not my config / NGINX faults - my DNS provider, cloudflare, is preventing the fonts from being GZipped for some reason I'm using NGINX with GZIP_Static module installed. ...
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How to enable either Gzip or Deflate compression via .htaccess?

How to enable either Gzip or Deflate compression via .htaccess and which one is best these days? Code examples needed.
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Unable to Unzip a tar.gz.bz2

We run daily backups of our MySQL server. Using the following script: [ ! -d "${DEST}" ] && mkdir -p "${DEST}" FILE=${DEST}/mysql-live.${NOW}-$(date +"%T").tar.gz.bz2 # get around error ...
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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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How to split a file and compress directly?

I've a 100GB file and I want to split into 100 of 1GB file each (by line break) e.g. split --bytes=1024M /path/to/input /path/to/output For the 100 files generated, I want to apply gzip/zip to ...
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Grepping through .gz log files

Does there exist a magical shell piping which would allow easily to grep through bunch of .gz log files without needing to extract them somewhere? .gz files are Apache logs, result of log rotation. ...
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Apache Gzip not compressing js files

I have enabled Gzip compression via adding the below to my .htaccess file: <ifModule mod_gzip.c> mod_gzip_on Yes mod_gzip_dechunk Yes mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$ ...
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apache deflate module not working

it's very strage, i google a problem with no luck at all. i have 2 servers (centos6, apache2.2). apache configuration is totally the same (i sure, apache configured by puppet) my deflate.conf: ...
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JBOSS : http gzip compression not working for application/x-www-form-urlencoded [closed]

Connector settings: <Connector URIencode="UTF-8" protocol="HTTP/1.1" port="8080" address="${jboss.bind.address}" ...
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mysqldump to a tar.gz

Usually after dumping a MySQL database with mysqldump command I immediately tar/gzip the resultant file. I'm looking for a way to do this in one command: So from this: mysqldump dbname -u root -p ...
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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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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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How to set apache 2.2 gzip compression level?

I am running Debian and Apache/2.2.22 I have gzip enabled, and I would like to know, what is my compression level and how to change it. I know this can be achieved editing php.ini, but I would like to ...
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BASH: bz2 to gzip conversion with find

I would like to convert a muliply bzip2 files to gzip format. I achived this with foor loop but I would like to do the same with find: BASH for loop: for i in $(ls -1 *.bz2); do echo "Converting: $i ...
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YSLow says certain CSS are not gzipped

YSlow keeps on telling me files like http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/q-and-a/css/q-a-plus.css?ver=1.0.6.2 are not gzipped while the gzip test tool at Feed the Bot mentions I am all good: ...
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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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Logrotate appends “1” at the end of compressed file

I have a script which runs as a cronjob every 30 mins and takes mysqldump of some tables. The dump files are stored in /var/log/ as ...
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Piping stream into tar on FreeBSD

I am trying to pipe a tar/gzip archive into tar to decompress it. The script I have is part of a self extracting installer, where my archive is appended to the script. This works fine on linux, and ...
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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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What is the best nginx compression gzip level?

I'm using nginx reverse proxy cache with gzip enabled. However, I got some problems from Android applications HTTP-requests to my Rails JSON web service. It seems when I turn off reverse proxy cache, ...
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Resume a tar command that was stopped

I am trying to tar a huge directory (with about 600GB) and sometimes my SSH conection drops and I need to execute the tar code again and my linux overwites the previous file beginning all the tar ...
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dd command piped over gzip and ssh faster and faster as dd progresses

I am running the following command to copy a LVM from one host to another: dd if=/dev/vg_1/lv1 conv=noerror,sync bs=4M | gzip | ssh user@ip 'gzip -d | dd of=/dev/vg_2/lv1 bs=4M' To begin with I was ...
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How to ideally store images on Amazon S3

I want to store a huge number of images on Amazon S3 (served via Cloudfront). Currently the way I am doing is simply dumping the images and having basic HTTP Cache headers set to a month so that users ...
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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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gzip compression increases performance, then eventually increases response time from server

Here is my current server scenario. I'm running on a Rackspace Cloud instance (16GB of RAM), using cPanel/WHM on a CentOS 5.5 install. I'm currently running about 10 Magento sites, all varying in ...
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Rolling log file without losing any log event

I have an 8GB file called php.log with a running php script logging into it. It is important for me that I log every event, and I want to compress it and empty the current file without stopping the ...
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How to use IIS URL Rewrite with gzip compression

I've been trying to create outbound rules in IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 on a site that has static HTML pages and compression enabled. If I have any form of compression enabled (static or dynamic) I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...