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gunzip Multiple Files in Different Subdirectories

Recently I had to unzip a lot of files located in subdirectories. To do this, I used a combination of the “find” and “gunzip” commands in Ubuntu:

find * -maxdepth 1  -name '*.gz' -exec gunzip {} \;

This finds all of the files with .gz extensions to a subdirectory depth of 1 maximum and then executes the gunzip command on the file.