Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I want to collect compression methods what are in the "default" Ubuntu 11.04 repository. I just trying to collect 1 plus thing: the parameter to set it to max compression, e.g.:

xz -9 FILENAME.tar


Can someone help me collect all the other ones? It's for comparing compression times and efficientlys.

Thank you very much.

share|improve this question
Even if Ubuntu doesn't 'come with' some compression utilities, it's a simple matter to install any missing ones using the package manager. – pavium Jun 17 '11 at 7:06

There are dozens of "default" compression utilities. I'm not sure what you're doing, but I'll bet you don't need most of them. Just pick the ones you need, and read the man pages for them. If you want to see which are available, open up aptitude, or your favorite package manager, and search for the word 'compress'. Then install them, and read their man pages.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .