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Force all files in a NTFS compressed folder to automatically compress [Windows]

Is it possible to keep all the files within a NTFS-compressed folder compressed? For example, if I have a compressed a folder using NTFS compression, it will compress all the files inside the folder ...
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Wear leveling, Compression and Journaling Filesystem for SD cards [closed]

I'm looking for the ideal filesystem to place in my SD card holding the root of the operating system. The FS must support journaling in order to provide better data safeness; compression is also ...
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Why is ZFS gzip-9 compression so much worse than actually using zip files?

I am working with some very large packet capture files (~150GB across 30 files) but because of how highly redundant packet captures are, these compress to ~7% (14.29x) of their originally file size ...
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ZFS compressed and deduped filesystem on file

I can create squashed filesystems with mksquashfs in this way: mksquashfs dir-1 dir-2 ... dir-n filesystem-on-file.squash -comp xz -Xbcj x86 -Xdict-size 1048576 -b 1024k mksquashfs provides ...
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How can I use the Btrfs compression option when installing Linux?

I've been trying out the Btrfs with an SSD drive and like the compress option which is set in the fstab. However this only applies to the files created after I have installed the operating system and ...
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Create a zip file that doesn't create a folder when opened, Mac OS X

I am wondering if there is any way of easily creating a zip file that contains a bunch of files. However, when I double-click to open this zip file, I do not want it to create a subdirectory with the ...
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Whatever happened to compressed read/write filesystems?

Back in the 90s, my home computer was an Acorn Archimedes. It had on it a piece of software called ArcFS, which allowed you to create compressed archives, a bit like zip files. Unlike zip files, they ...
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Does a smaller cluster size increase the ratio of NTFS compression?

I read that NTFS compression needs a partition formatted with an allocation unit size <= 4KB. Could a smaller cluster size of a partition give more compression and lessen wasted space? For ...
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Piping in and out of tar and gzip

I am trying to get a handle on how to pipe from a command into something like gzip, cpio or tar. The commands in question belong to the ZFS system. I am running ZFS on Ubuntu Linux 10.04.3. The ...
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How to safely zero fill a file in a compressed filesystem in Linux?

I had read that the shred doesn't safely work for compressed filesystems when shredding a file, how this can be accomplished in a compressed fs ?
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Files corrupted by NTFS compressed disk… files not readable

A time ago I formatted an HDD to be NTFS Compressed, and I stored there a lot of important files (Fireworks PNG files, zip files, rar files, php, html js files...). Yesterday I opened a png file with ...
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How do I convert a Linux disk image into a sparse file?

I have a bunch of disk images, made with ddrescue, on an EXT partition, and I want to reduce their size without losing data, while still being mountable. How can I fill the empty space in the image's ...
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How to see compressed and actual size of files on a compressed drive?

I'm using Windows 7 and installed a hard disk. When I formatted it I checked the option to enable file compression. I copied some files onto the hard drive. How can I see things like the ...