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Re: files with extension tar.bz2

Of course the price you pay is a 25-50% performance hit(highly dependent on the CPU
MHz).  Personally I only bzip things that I don't often use, as the increased
decompression speed of gzip is worth the small loss of compression capacity.

For instance, tar Ixvf linux-kernel-source.tar.bz2 takes significantly longer (2-3x)
than tar zxvf linux-kernel-source.tar.gz on my dual PPro 200 machine.


Onno wrote:

> At 09:22 PM 10/29/99 +0200, Manuel Arenaz Silva wrote:
> >What kind of fiels are those that end with ".tar.bz2"? How are they
> >decompressed?
> The program is called bzip2, it compresses between 10-15%
> then gzip.
> To get the .tar file: bzip2 -d <file>
> To leave the file compressed: bzcat <file> | tar -x
> Regards,
> Onno
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