bzip2 (was Re: [ILUG] Java and Linux)
sdempsey at iol.ie
Tue Jan 4 19:49:48 GMT 2000
Well guys I stand corrected. It's nice
to know that SUN were thinking of my bandwidth.
Is there any chance of improvements being made in gzip
or would it cause too many incompatabilities ?
BTW are you comparing the highest compression ratio
for each zip utility ?
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----- Original Message -----
From: Vincent Cunniffe <vcunniff at arbgroup.com>
To: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: bzip2 (was Re: [ILUG] Java and Linux)
> ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
> > bzip2 is also used to package the Gimp, kernel, Wine (I think) and lots
> > of other stuff. It can be quite a bit better than gzip, and the tar
> > executable included with RH6.1 supports it supposedly, even though it's
> > not documented. (haven't tested it, I think it's the -y parameter)
> On stuff like the kernel it gives a fairly consistent 20% improvement
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