|At last, after many years, with V7R2 IBM i started featuring some ZIP/UNZIP CL commands.
Those commands were unhappily named
so that one may not immediately figure out what they are for.
- CPYTOARCF (Copy To Archive File) and
- CPYFRMARC (Copy From Archive File)
If you run V7R2 or subsequent, now you know that you have IBM provided CL tools for compressing/uncompressing stream files.
If you are not yet on V7R2, never fear: this ZIP/UNZIP tool of ours does it extremely well since year 2009 on V5R2 and subsequent releases,
including V7R2, V7R3 and the future ones.