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Old 06-16-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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I have a file named testfile of size 50 MB.
I want to compress the file to 10MB ,can you anyone please provide me with the suitable commands.

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If this is some arbitrary combination of text, code, etc. I doubt if there is a way to reduce it to a specific size. Compression utilities such as ZIP, BZIP, etc. are called "information-preserving"---i.e. they ensure that nothing is lost. To guarantee that nothing is lost, you cannot also dictate the file size.

By contrast, you can manipulate images to arbitrary file sizes---but with varying degrees of quality loss.

If you can give some more context for you question, there may be some other ideas.....


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