nbdkit-gzip-plugin man page

nbdkit-gzip-plugin — nbdkit gzip plugin

Synopsis

nbdkit gzip file=FILENAME.gz

Description

"nbdkit-gzip-plugin" is a file serving plugin for nbdkit(1).

It serves the named "FILENAME.gz" over NBD, uncompressing it on the fly. The plugin only supports read-only connections.

Note that gzip files are not very good for random access in large files because seeking to a position in the gzip file involves uncompressing lots of data. A more practical method to compress large disk images is to use the xz(1) format and nbdkit-xz-plugin(1).

See Also

nbdkit-xz-plugin(1), nbdkit(1), nbdkit-plugin(3).

Authors

Richard W.M. Jones

License

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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Referenced By

nbdkit(1).

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