Package ncompress

Fast compression and decompression utilities

http://ncompress.sourceforge.net/

The ncompress package contains the compress and uncompress file
compression and decompression utilities, which are compatible with the
original UNIX compress utility (.Z file extensions). These utilities
can't handle gzipped (.gz file extensions) files, but gzip can handle
compressed files.

Install ncompress if you need compression/decompression utilities
which are compatible with the original UNIX compress utility.

General Commands (Section 1)
compress
Compress reduces the size of the named files using adaptive Lempel-Ziv coding. Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the extension .Z, while...