Like the title says, how do I do this conversion from the Linux console?
Between xz, gzip, and bzip2, which compression algorithm gives the smallest file size and fastest speed when compressing fairly large tarballs?
Has anyone come across list of which file formats generally compress well (in general algorithms)? Generally, text files .txt compress well, and media-files (.mp3, .avi, etc) do not compress well. ...
I am frequently moving large files around from server to server. UNIXes comes with standard gzip and bzip2 compressors. However, what open options there exist beyond these, especially ones utilizing ...
In my application I need do compress of logs that are text files. Seems that bzip2 and gzip have the same compression ratio. Is that correct?
I'm comparing compression functions, and I'm surprised by what I'm seing. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but everything I've tested has been more compressed by gzip than bzip2! I was under the ...
Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem? I don't care if the mount is read only. Hopefully your answer will also apply to file.tar.gz. "mount" in this ...
I've known gzip for years, recently I saw bzip being used at work. Are they basically equivalent, or are there significant pros and cons to one of them over the other?
I want to create some tar.gz (and possibly tar.bz2) files, using the tar command on Ubuntu 10.04. I want to password protect the file. What is the command to do this (I have Googled, but found ...