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    Unix Compression for a directory


    Is there a way to haave unix compress all files in or to be written to a directory - equivalent to setting the property in Windows?

    Alternatively (although only for reading i seem to remember that there was a way to have Unix read GZ files uncompressing on the fly - ie without explicitly unzipping) unbeknownst to the application program?

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    Yes, but it involves more than one click (but also offers more versatility).

    1) btrfs has transparent compression as a feature.
    Btrfs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    2) If you decide to use the standard ext3/4 filesystems, then transparent compression can be realized via one of the fuse modules
    FUSE: Filesystem in Userspace
    SourceForge.net: CompressedFileSystems - fuse
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