Re: Reading from a .tgz takes a long long time
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Alexey Salmin <email@example.com> writes:
> Since tgz is .tar.gz (a tar file compressed via gzip) there is no
> surprise that it's slow to get a single file from it. The whole
> tarball will be decompressed first and it's definitely expensive.
> If you have enough space on your hdd you can store a plain tarball
> instead of compressed file - that should work faster. It's also worth
> splitting a single archive into multiple files. E.g. you can store
> your /home in home.tgz and your /etc (which is small) in a separate
> etc.tar file.
Thanks. I did not know this. I never used big .tgz before.
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