Install pigz (Parallel Implementation of GZip)

pigz, which stands for Parallel Implementation of GZip, is a fully functional replacement for gzip that exploits multiple processors and multiple cores to the hilt when compressing data. pigz is approx 10x faster than regular GZip.

For Ubuntu 16.04 or early

apt update && apt install zlib1g-dev
git clone https://github.com/madler/pigz.git
cd pigz
make
mv pigz unpigz /usr/bin
bash
cd ..
rm -r pigz

For Ubuntu 18.04 or later

apt install pigz