On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 07:28:06PM +0100, GSR - FR wrote:
> Hi,
> capn...@yahoo.com (2009-02-04 at 0902.16 -0800):
> > I have a large amout of .xcf that I would like to batch convert to .xcfgz 
> > is there an application that can do this?
> Just run gzip *.xcf in a shell. Or look for a compression app that can
> gzip multiple files separatelly (not tar then gzip... no idea if any
> app does that alone, I just go with simpler g(un)zip for this).
> As advice, save and use .xcf.gz instead of .xcfgz so you need no extra
> steps, gunzip *.xcf.gz will revert the compression, but with .xcfgz
> you will need some tricks to handle the renaming.

The trick isn't hard once you know it

gzip -S gz *.xcf

(the default suffix is .gz, so we are just removing the .)

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