tar+pbzip2 a dir

tar -c directory_to_compress/ | pbzip2 -vc > myfile.tar.bz2

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By: maarten
2010-08-17 20:29:13
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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.
atoponce · 409 weeks and 1 day 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.
maarten · 409 weeks and 1 day ago
Thnku for sharing
Robina · 16 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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