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Program: How to compress a file in GZip format?


The below example shows how to compress a file in GZip format.



public class MyFileGZipExamp {

	public void doGzip(String filePath){
		FileOutputStream fos = null;
		GZIPOutputStream gos = null;
		FileInputStream fis = null;
		try {
			fos = new FileOutputStream("C:/myGzip.gzip");
		    gos = new GZIPOutputStream(fos);
		    fis = new FileInputStream(filePath);
		    byte[] tmp = new byte[4*1024];
		    int size = 0;
		    while ((size = != -1) {
		        gos.write(tmp, 0, size);
		    System.out.println("Done with GZip...");
		} catch (IOException e) {
		} finally{
				if(fis != null) fis.close();
				if(gos != null) gos.close();
			} catch(Exception ex){}
	public static void main(String a[]){
		MyFileGZipExamp mfg = new MyFileGZipExamp();

Done with GZip...
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