A parallel implementation of gzip for modern
multi-processor, multi-core machines
Welcome to the pigz home page. You can download the latest source code right here:
- pigz source code version 2.7 (15 Jan 2022) in tar.gz format
(106K, SHA-256 checksum b4c9e60344a08d5db37ca7ad00a5b2c76ccb9556354b722d56d55ca7e8b1c707, GPG signature)
- Latest version of pigz and its signature (version-independent links)
pigz, which stands for parallel implementation of gzip, is a fully
functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when
pigz was written by Mark Adler, and uses the
zlib and pthread
libraries. To compile and use pigz, please read the README file in the source code distribution. You can read the pigz manual page here.
If you like, you can subscribe to the pigz-announce
email list to be notified when new versions are released.
How is it pronounced?
I’m glad you asked. It is pronounced “pig-zee”.
It is not pronounced like the plural of pig.