[nSLUG] tar + compression

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Tue Jan 25 13:38:43 AST 2011


On 01/25/2011 11:28 AM, Peter Dobcsanyi wrote:
> My conclusion:  gzip is a good compromise between time and compression ratio.

If compression time is a significant factor in the entire runtime for
whatever you're building, and space & bandwidth don't matter, sure.

For the average publically downloaded tarball of software that takes
relatively long to build vs. pack into a tarball, the case for .tar.xz
is more compelling.

Ben



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