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gunzip to different directory

I need to gunzip a file.gz to a different directory because it’s a huge file and I have no enough disk space. So, I need to uncompress to another partition. This partition hasn’t enough disk space to allocate the compressed and uncompressed files, so I need to redirect the output to another directory.

I’ve been checking man gunzip but found nothing.

I’ve found this post (thanks Nayyar) with a nice solution:


The solution, as explained in the link above, is:

$ zcat filename.gz > /path/to/unzipped/file
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  1. February 10, 2015 at 2:52

    Rad blog post buddy. Appreciate your link.


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