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Posted on 17-05-06 00:54
Before you go and download that giant tar archive, I'd recommend compressing it with gzip or bzip2. tar is an archive utility, not a compression utility (note, however, that if you use -z, it will do the compression, but that it just calls gzip. This is not supported by every version of tar). For the highest compression, use bzip2 -9 [file]. This will take a little while, if the tar archive is big. If the server does not have bzip2 avalible, use gzip -9 [file]. Again, be prepared to wait a bit oif the tar archive is big.
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