Linux z commands are very useful commands. Some of the z command are temporally uncompress in /tmp directory to perform the operation. It gives a peace of mind, as you don’t have to worry about the overhead of uncompression.
Here’s the list of useful z commands.
Open/View compressed file
[root@wace lampp]# zcat filename.gz | less
With above command any compressed file with .gz extension can be open or viewed easily.
Compare compressed file
[root@wace lampp]# zcmp filename1.gz filename2.gz
The above command compare two uncompressed file.
Diff compressed file
[root@wace lampp]# zdiff filename1 filename2
The above command find the difference between two compressed file.
Z Commands makes our day to day task very easy. We don’t have to invest time in uncompress.