nbdkit-gzip-plugin man page
nbdkit-gzip-plugin — nbdkit gzip plugin
nbdkit gzip [file=]FILENAME.gz
"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).
Serve the compressed file named
This parameter is required.
In nbdkit ≥ 1.8,
"file="may be omitted. To ensure that the filename does not end up being parsed accidentally as
"key=value", prefix relative paths with
"./"(absolute paths do not need modification).
nbdkit-xz-plugin(1), nbdkit(1), nbdkit-plugin(3).
Richard W.M. Jones
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