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tar+pbzip2 a dir

Terminal - tar+pbzip2 a dir
tar -c directory_to_compress/ | pbzip2 -vc > myfile.tar.bz2
2010-08-17 20:29:13
User: maarten
Functions: tar
tar+pbzip2 a dir


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
tar --exclude='patternToExclude' --use-compress-program=pbzip2 -cf 'my-archive.tar.bz2' directoyToZip/

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What others think

pbzip isn't platform independent, and if you must use a tool that isn't portable, then you might as well use lzma- faster, tighter, more reliable.

Comment by atoponce 244 weeks and 6 days ago

I use this site to store my often used commands. pbzip2 offers a good way for me to have very portable archives and still use the power of my 32 cores, when installed. Thanks for the recommendation though.

Comment by maarten 244 weeks and 5 days ago

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