|Julien Vehent on 1 Apr 2011 18:26:08 -0700|
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|Re: [PLUG] gnu parallel and tar|
On Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:39:20 -0400, K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
Switch from bz2 to gzip and you may get home before Monday morning!bzip2 is terribly slow for large byte streams - I once found it fastermove data uncompressed than to use bz2 (gzip was faster yet). bzip2 is great if you have to download a disk image over a 110 Baud modem. Sorry, I don't know about parallelizing tar.
well. I compressed 2GB of log files into a 10MB archive, and be able to send it by email, so bzip2 was worth it in the end, even on one core.
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