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comment tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files
Then again, it seems sensible to give the user the option to choose between compression efficiency and access efficiency. I guess this makes sense since tar was intended for use with tapes -- however it still supports seekable archives!
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revised tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files
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comment tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files
P.S. thanks for the lengthy explanation. zip is an excellent option for what I am looking for, and I might use it. Regarding extracting a single file for a gzip-compressed tar archive, the command would be: tar xfz archive.tgz path/in/archive/to/file
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comment tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files
Thanks for you answer. However, I did not read beyond the two first paragraphs of your answer, for two reason. First, you didn't understand my question correctly: I asked whether tar has an ability to compress the files while adding them to the archive. Second, you wrote incorrectly that tar doesn't support random access: see the --seek option.
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asked tar reverse of '--to-command', or: compressing tar entries individually, or: tar with plenty of large files
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comment Windows 8.1 Update 1 Disk Usage 100%
I am experiencing the same problem with SuperFetch. Is there any solution out there? Or bug report?
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answered Convert Windows partition to Linux filesystem without losing its data
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comment Tunnelling from one SSH connection into another one
Excellent answer. The local tunnel option allowed me to scp and git over a gateway, for which I continuously got the error messages in the question, and no other solution worked. Thanks!