Gzip and Rsync were sitting in a tree, k-i-s-
Ok, I’ll stop. I just wanted to mention that I came across this little nugget in the gzip manpage the other night:
While compressing, synchronize the output occasionally
based on the input. This increases size by less than
1 percent most cases, but means that the rsync(1) program
can much more efficiently synchronize files compressed
with this flag. gunzip cannot tell the difference between
a compressed file created with this option, and one
created without it.
That, I think, is pretty cool.