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Quickly convert gzip to bzip2

Ever wanted to convert from one compression scheme to another? The long way to do it is to uncompress the original file and delete it, compress the files to the second compression scheme and then delete the intermediate files. This is very time and space inefficient.

The solution

To quickly convert a gzip file to bzip2, use the following command:

You can also use this solution for other types of compression, such as zip. Hope you find this trick useful!