Thursday, February 19, 2015

xz to the extreme

If you recall the post about xz vrs bzip2/gzip, xz has one more item  up it's bag of tricks. The  -e options allows for extreme tightness of your compressed file.

Now how much you save will depends on the file type that your compressing. Here's a ls -lR on my macbook.  The file1 used  xz -9 and file2 used  xz -e

So you will need to determine if you can give up some time for cpu-process and gain a few more %s with your compression ratio for the data to compressed.

Ken Felix
NSE ( Network Security Expert) and Route/Switching Engineer.
kfelix  -----a----t---- socpuppets ---dot---com

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