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Create a tar archive using xz compression

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

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.

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Terminal - Alternatives
tar cf - /path/to/data | 7z a -si archivename.tar.7z
2009-07-14 14:21:30
User: slashdot
Functions: tar
8

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.

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)

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