I have a large file (~20 GB) and I want to quickly make an (approximate) estimate of how well it can compress. I want an program which can provide an immediate guess at the compressed filesize, and ...
I want to extract a huge .tar.gz file but when I do extract it stalls the server. The server is write heavy and extracting seems to choke the disk. Is there a nice way to extract without stopping the ...
I tried sudo aptitude remove gzip and it looked like it uninstalled but when I typed gzip at the terminal it still ran.
I have written a little script that tars and compresses a list of directories + files. The script appears to run succesfully, in that a useable .tar.gz file is created after the script runs. ...
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 ...