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Difference between gzip, compress (tar)

Posted on 2002-07-21
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What is the difference between gzip and compress(tar) in Unix operating system?
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Both are almost same, as far as I know.
but only one difference is gunzip can unzip a file which may have been compressed with either zip, or compress. It does the format detection automatically.
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Duplicate question deleted.  If no response, I will accept the proposed answer

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VedantamR please decide and release marks
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