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Compressing with BarCat?

I'm having an issue using Barcat to show a dialog while compressing? Wondering what the exact syntax is? here's a link to Barcat things I've tried are bar -n apache24.tar.xz |tar -Jcf - bar -n ...
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Tape backup with compression

I would like to backup a NAS to a series of LT02 tapes, (200 gigs uncompressed, 400gigs compressed.) There are about 700 gigs of data to back up. I initially tried cpio, first trying to set hardware ...
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How to have zpaq extract files to stdout

I have some log files compressed with ZPAQ that I do not want to extract to disk every time I need to go grep-ing for events. Would like to extact to stdout so I can handle the output the same way as ...
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Cannot complete the compressed folder extraction wizard

Recently my friend archived a folder in linux (Redhat) and uploaded in Google Drive. I have downloaded the .zip file and trying in it to unzip in windows 7. I am receiving following error: Cannot ...
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Zero sized tar.gz file found inside a tar.gz file

My current directory contains a single file like this- $ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 8 May 28 09:10 pavan Now, I want to tar and gzip this file like $tar -cvf - * ...
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tar: Cannot create symlink : File exists

I backup lots of gigebytes files in to myproject.tar.gz, and compress success without errors. Now, I want to decompress all to an folder "myprojects". adan@adan-Latitude-D630:~$ tar zxf ...
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1answer
97 views

Converting a scanned pdf to a compressed PDF with binary (2 level) image

I have many old scanned PDFs which take up too much space on disk. I have tried many PDF compressors available on the web. All of them ask me what compression to use for color images, and what to ...
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56 views

Apply binary patch to linux kernel image

I have a kernel image. The sources are somewhat lost and I dont want to migrate to a recent version (embeded software, custom (patched) linux kernel 2.4.24). I want to make a simple operation: ...
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1answer
40 views

How do I test if my SSD uses compression?

I am thinking of running the filesystem with btrfs on my SSD. This might make the disk last longer or run faster, because if we compress the filesystem there is less to write. (I understand this is ...
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23 views

While compressing the folder many other zip files creating during the process

I seen a strange thing never seen before while compressing the folder into the zip. When I start zipping my folder there are many zip files showing automatically during the process. Like say the ...
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1answer
181 views

How to convert DV to robust compressed video file for editing later

I have 60Gb of DV footage that I need to store, but 60Gb is WAY too big. I need to transcode it to a lossy format, but I need the resulting video to be robust such that it can be easily edited with a ...
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1answer
86 views

How to convert a file of format tar.gz to tar.bz2?

Like the title says, how do I do this conversion from the Linux console?
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55 views

Unzip speed on Mac versus Linux

I have a zip file that contains 200mb of data, compressed to an 80mb .ZIP file. Basically it's a website with thousands of files, including code and images, no video. The file was zipped on a linux ...
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1answer
335 views

how to remove full path when doing tar.gz compression

I'm using this command to archive a directory named g from java code: tar czf /a/b/c.tar.gz /e/f/g When the tar file c.tar.gz is created, I find an entire path e/f/g then all files of the g folder ...
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let tar auto detect compression type when extracting from stdin

I use GNU tar. It can auto detect compression type when compressing/decompressing files. But I need to decompress an archive from stdin and the compress type is unknown. I noticed that tar can give me ...
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1answer
91 views

Is there a way to compress files at different compression levels inside a single 7zip file? [duplicate]

Some files are compressed using their own compression scheme and some aren't. If I try Max compression on an already compressed file, I'll get 1%-2% better compression at most. The amount of time ...
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1answer
31 views

Strange behavior encountered while using tar

I had a folder of useless C programs for a project. When I was compressing it using tar, I kept using tar -cvf c-project and then realized I'm setting the flag for the file name and I'm giving ...
2
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1answer
290 views

How do I find out the compressed / uncompressed file sizes on btrfs?

I am using btrfs on one of my hard drives. I would like to know the actual file size and the compressed file size on btrfs. I am interested in seeing the compression ratios per file . For example ntfs ...
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1answer
94 views

tar: compress only the contents of a folder

I have to compress only the contents of the folder, not the folder with tar, there is any argument for that? I have search but I don't find anything. Example: mainfolder/ asd1 asd2 ...
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1answer
1k views

tar/bz2 compress a file removing uncompressed original

Is there any way to turn a directory called dir1 into dir1.tar.bz2 without keeping the original? I need to save space and want to compress some large files but don't have enough room to keep a ...
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125 views

Using hardware compression for webcam in Linux

I have a Logitech C615. I am assuming that if I configure mencoder just right, or perhaps v4l2, mencoder will use the native hardware compression of the web cam, and not try and decode and ...
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1answer
140 views

How to keep daily tar.gz backup with less redundant data

Like most of you, I have a few daily tag.gz snapshot of a folder (of any application). There is only a few different each other but the tar.gz is not a diff/delta friendly format. Most data in the ...
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2answers
211 views

Is there a ZPAQ implementaion that integrates with GUI compressors like File-Roller?

I've tried a number of ZPAQ implementations for Linux, but I don't like that they are all command-line programs, and thus require a lot of typing to get simple things done. My file browser supports ...
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2answers
198 views

Advanced backuping script

I'm currently writing an advanced starting script for my minecraft server. Everything works out as I want it too. But the problem is the backups. I created a function for it. It works also great and ...
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0answers
119 views

How can I get RAR to create a segmented archive (volumes) when compressing from stdin?

I have this ZFS box where I'm creating incremental snapshots, then piping them into RAR (4.2) for compression and encryption, and finally backing those files up remotely. Thing is, RAR seems to ...
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1answer
181 views

How do I install lzip/plzip?

A former developer backed up all of our files using plzip. We no longer have the server he used to compress them and have not been able to find a program to decompress these files. We have Windows 7 ...
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2answers
359 views

Looking for a way to compress, encrypt, split, and upload data on Linux for backups to multiple clouds

As the title says, I'm looking for a way in Ubuntu/Linux to compress, encrypt, split, and upload data for backups across multiple clouds. I have grabbed multiple cloud accounts for free ranging ...
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2answers
1k views

Zip many files into several archives

Running Linux. I have a directory of around 150 large CSV files; simply doing a zip -9 on them results in a monolithic file that is still too large. I would like it to simply zip them in maybe four or ...
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2answers
125 views

Compress a remote folder in Linux

I'm a Linux newbie and I'm trying to zip a folder which exists on a remote host and export it to another remote host. A quick Google search lead me to tar/gzip and rsync options but I'm not sure how ...
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2answers
404 views

What is the difference in various commands for compressing files in linux?

What are the commands for compressing files in linux and what are the difference between them? (for example: tar, gzip, rar). I'm working on Linux Mint 11 and doing a script for compressing files. I ...
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“extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile,” won't open file

I have an 8.3 gig zip containing tons of telescope observation data, but I can't extract no matter what I try. I've tried Archive Manager, unzip, and tried this guy's fix: ...
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2answers
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gzip several files in different directories and copy to new directory

I'm working with several files that are located in different directories that I need to compress into individual .gz files. I also need to move the compressed files to a single directory while leaving ...
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269 views

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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1answer
2k views

Shell Script to GZIP files without overwrite .gz files

I'm trying to create a shell script which receive as first parameter of a path to a folder which I would like to compress all files using gzip without overwrite the .gz files that already exist in ...
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2answers
152 views

Are there any libraries that determine if a file is worth compressing before being transferred?

I've read that sometimes files like .mp3's or compressed images aren't worth compressing (with zlib for example) because they are already compressed and they'd waste more CPU resources than save ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I compress multiple files into one archive using lzma?

Looking at the options of xz and lzma, I can't for the life of me figure out how to compress multiple files into one archive. I know it is possible because I've uncompressed a .lzma file and it opened ...
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67 views

LZMA Based Archiving on Linux

I am trying to build an archiving system. I have tested out LZMA compression algorithm, and it provides very good results. However, I need the ability to add and retrieve(will remain in the archive) ...
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1answer
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Is there any file compression program that supports saving session and resuming when files become inaccessible?

I intend to make one-time backup of ca. 100GB files from NAS. Unfortunately, due to poor design, the backup machine is limited to wireless access with the NAS. I expect the connection to break ...
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2answers
2k views

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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4answers
79k views

How to decompress a .bz2 file

I have a file as: filename.bz2, but I can't figure out how to decompress it. I tried several methods, none of them seems work. I have tried the command: tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2, but it didn't work ...
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5answers
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Why doesn't Gzip compression eliminate duplicate chunks of data?

I just did a little experiment where I created a tar archive with duplicate files to see if it would be compressed, to my awe, it was not! Details follow (results indented for reading pleasure): $ dd ...
0
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1answer
588 views

pdftk: Compressing a bunch of PDFs en masse/in batch while keeping the filenames?

I have a rather simple problem. I have a lot of PDFs that I want to compress, all grouped by college class. I don't have the time or energy to manually run the compress command when I know I can ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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3answers
267 views

Unix tar compressed folder not opening on windows

I used command tar -cvzf upload.tar upload to compress my upload folder, but when i'll extract it on widows using 7-Zip it shows up as just a single file, not folder. And the uplad folder isn't ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Linux zram (compcache) + SwapCached

I have a question about zram + swapcached. I know that zram is a compressed swap in memory, but linux use it's own internal SwapCached area to store recent swap pages also in memory. I have a 512MB ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Zip/gzip compression ratio much less in Linux than in Windows

I have a bunch of very huge files located on a Linux machine that I would like to compress and save some space. I have tried using the tar/gzip combination and I have noticed that the compression ...
1
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2answers
525 views

Is there a way to determine the original size or file count of a 7-zip archive?

I know that when I compress an archive with the 7za utility, it gives me stats like the number of files processed and the amount of bytes processed (the original size of the data). Is it possible, ...
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2answers
3k views

Multithreaded support in 7za

(I posted this first on serverfault, but then I realized it probably belongs here.) I'm trying compress a very large text file using 7za (p7zip) 9.20. The -mmt option doesn't seem to have any effect. ...
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1answer
4k views

Batch resize and compress PDF files

I need a way to size down and compress batches of PDF files. I'd prefer to do this on Windows, but Linux would be fine if it meant a smoother workflow. I know that there's programs such as NitroPDF ...
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4answers
2k views

compress big files on linux

I got a several of big files using command mysql> select * into outfile ... for example, dump_news.sql, dump_weibo.sql, dump_report.sql ... The total size is about 7.6G, I use command tar ...