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Re: can pbzip2 run on stdout?

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 02:57:40PM -0400, Stefhen Hovland wrote:
> Is this possible for pbzip2  to run on a tar which outputs to standard out?
> I am trying to speed up a backup process which takes hours, i have
> about 100g of uncompressed data which will be tar'd up and is
> currently running thru gzip. This will be running on a 16 cpu box
> which would greatly speedup this issue.
> from:
> tar cf - . | gzip > /tmp/file.tar.gz
> to:
> tar cf - . | pbzip2 > /tmp/file.tar.bz2
> This doesnt seem to work, is it because there is no way to split the
> stdio to multiple processors on the fly?




	- Add support for input from stdin & pipes

google man!


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