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tar -cvf - /path/to/tar/up | xz - > myTarArchive.tar.xz
2014-03-18 19:51:50
User: razerwolf
Functions: tar
1

compress directory archive with xz compression, if tar doesn't have the -J option (OSX tar doesn't have -J)

tar -cJf myarchive.tar.xz /path/to/archive/
2014-03-13 03:34:18
User: Sepero
Functions: tar
1

Compress files or a directory to xz format. XZ has superior and faster compression than bzip2 in most cases. XZ is superior to 7zip format because it can save file permissions and other metadata data.

function xzv() { THREADS=`grep processor /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l`; for file in $*; do pv -s `stat -c%s $file` < $file | pxz -q -T $THREADS > $file.xz ; done; }
2011-12-14 08:22:08
User: oernii2
Functions: file wc
0

You need: pxz for the actual work (http://jnovy.fedorapeople.org/pxz/). The function could be better with better multifile and stdin/out support.

tar -caf some_dir.tar.xz some_dir
2011-06-09 19:00:06
Functions: tar
0

the -a flag causes tar to automatically pick the right compressor to filter the archive through, based on the file extension. e.g.

"tar -xaf archive.tar.xz" is equivalent to "tar -xJf archive.tar.xz"

"tar -xaf archive.tar.gz" is equivalent to "tar -xzf archive.tar.gz"

No need to remember -z is gzip, -j is bzip2, -Z is .Z, -J is xz, and so on :)