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Jul
7
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Mention new gz99 script
Jun
21
revised Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Make question more focused
Mar
17
answered Installing Linux on OS-less laptop: headache?
Mar
16
asked Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Mar
16
answered Quickly Maintain Database of sha256sums?
Mar
12
answered Tool to record an interactive bash session to shell script
Mar
12
comment Tool to record an interactive bash session to shell script
Thanks, I'd prefer to store whether the command succeeded for failed though. That information could be useful for cleaning up the script later.
Mar
11
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Show that xz can be compressed further.
Mar
11
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Added reference to the less buggy 7z command.
Mar
10
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Added table to show why we may want to switch to xz
Mar
10
comment How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Hmm, I'm using v1.17. Anyway the pedantic mathematician in me wants to point out that my answer arguably isn't technically correct. After all, if you enumerate all possible gz files from shortest to longest and pick the first one that decompresses to the right file, you could shave yet a few more bytes off. But that'd be way too slow in practice.
Mar
10
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Yet more clarification.
Mar
10
comment How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Actually, advdef does create a (.tar.)gz file. Since the OP asked for the smallest possible .tar.gz file, not smallest possible gzip file, technically this is the one answer that didn't answer a different question. After giving the (only) technically correct answer to their question, I then explained why they may actually want an xz file instead. I have edited my answer to make this more clear.
Mar
10
revised How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Made it more clear than advdef writes a gz file.
Mar
10
answered How to obtain maximum compression with .tar.gz?
Mar
10
revised How do I test if my SSD uses compression?
Made the description slightly more accurate.
Mar
10
revised How do I test if my SSD uses compression?
Added missing fullstop.
Mar
9
asked How do I test if my SSD uses compression?
Mar
9
answered How do I test if my SSD uses compression?
Feb
24
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