I would like to compress a text file using gzip command line tool while keeping the original file. By default running the following command
results in modifying this file and renaming it
file.txt.gz. instead of this behavior I would like to have this new compressed file in addition to the existing one
file.txt. For now I am using the following command to do that
gzip -c file.txt > file.txt.gz
It works but I am wondering why there is no easier solution to do such a common task ? Maybe I missed the option doing that ?