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

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

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.

tar -zcvf archive_name.tar.gz directory_to_compress
eval `ls -1d * | awk '{print "zip -r "$1".zip "$1";"}'`
for i in "*.txt"; do tar -c -v -z -f $i.tar.gz "$i" && rm -v "$i"; done
file='path to file'; tar -cf - "$file" | pv -s $(du -sb "$file" | awk '{print $1}') | gzip -c | ssh -c blowfish user@host tar -zxf - -C /opt/games
2010-01-19 16:02:45
User: starchox
Functions: awk du file gzip ssh tar

You set the file/dirname transfer variable, in the end point you set the path destination, this command uses pipe view to show progress, compress the file outut and takes account to change the ssh cipher. Support dirnames with spaces.

Merged ideas and comments by http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4379/copy-working-directory-and-compress-it-on-the-fly-while-showing-progress and http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3177/move-a-lot-of-files-over-ssh

tar cf - /path/to/data | 7z a -si archivename.tar.7z
2009-07-14 14:21:30
User: slashdot
Functions: tar

Using 7z to create archives is OK, but when you use tar, you preserve all file-specific information such as ownership, perms, etc. If that's important to you, this is a better way to do it.