Can I give password when gzip files?

From: Ross (
Date: 04/29/05

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 23:15:08 -0400

Hi there,
Could I set a password when I am compressing a file using gzip, so that
people need put the password when uncompressing it?
As you know, WinZip can do this. But I don't know if/how I can do this with
Thanks in advance,