On 30/10/2018 17:07, George Neuner wrote:
> On 10/30/2018 11:32 AM, 'Paulo Matos' via Racket Users wrote:
>> I have quite a few large files that I want to gzip to a single file
>> (without an intermediate concatenation) and then later gunzip.
> I don't think you can do that - at least not without other software. 
> gzip/gunzip are meant to work only with a single file. gzip is a
> compression format, not an archive format - the compressed stream is
> assumed to contain a single object, it has no index or other metadata to
> handle multiple objects.  Typically you would tar the files and then zip
> the tar.

I think you misunderstood. I don't really want the three files inside
the gzip. I want to gzip a single text file with the contents of foo1,
foo2 and foo3.

Paulo Matos

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