How would i gzip every direcory within a directory and then list its size
Posted on 2014-01-28
Lets say i have my top level directory and these have subdirectories called dir1, dir2, dir3 etc. These subdirectories can in turn have subdirectories.
I would like a command which will gzip every directory in my current working directory. I am hoping this will zip any subdirectories therein. The name of the zipped top level directory can simply be the name of the original directory appended with .gz
I've seen this but this will zip and the directories and create a tar acrhive?
tar czvf mytar.tar.gz dir1 dir2 .. dirN
What if i just want to gzip the files and not create the tar file?