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Re: Tar limitaions



You can use the -z option for tar, which will gzip the archive while it's 
being created.  How small it will get, I couldn't tell you, though, as it 
will depend, greatly, on the compressibility of the data in the archive.

On Sun, 26 Jan 2003, Rodney D. Myers wrote:

> My home directory is fairly large;
> 
> du - /home/rodney
> 2.5G    /home/rodney
> 
> due to win4lin, windowmaker themes, and a couple of other items.
> 
> How can I get around the tar limitation(s) to archive my home directory,
> or is there a cdr backup setup that can handle this?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 

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