A parallel implementation of gzip for modern multi-processor, multi-core machines
You can download the latest source code right here:
- pigz source code version 2.1.6 (17 Jan 2010) in tar.gz format
(51K, MD5 checksum cbe9030c4be3d0ef2438ee5f8b169ca4)
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. To compile and use pigz, please read the README file in the source code distribution. You can read the pigz manual page here.
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