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 faster
move 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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