Tips tagged gzip


Tip #375   Bash function to decompress archives

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Tip #44   Using tar with other compression formats

GNU tar comes with native support for gzip, bzip2, and compress (adaptive LZ, LZW). However, many other useful compression algorithms exist, but most implementations of them don't support all the file system metadata that tar does. There are two general methods to using tar with arbitrary compression programs: via an option in tar itself and via piping. The first:
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