Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 35115
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2004/11/29-30 [Computer/SW/Security, Computer/SW/Unix] UID:35115 Activity:low
11/29   I archived a big direcotry (3GB) using tar with bzip2 compression (-j)
        and I notice that to extract any file, tar seems to read through
        the whole archive decompressing it byte by byte and takes a VERY long
        time, no matter how small that file is.  Is there a better archive
        method?  (I am archiving on to a file, so dump does not work.)
        \_ Use zip.  The compression isn't as good, but you can access any
           file instantly.
           \_ I need good compression but I won't add files to the archive,
              so a tool that puts all the directory information at one place,
              compress the files individually and allow random access is what
              I am looking for.  (And it has to be available for Macs too.)
                \_ Why don't you just run bzip2 on foreach i ( * )?  -John
        \_ Perhaps RAR, http://www.rarlab.com Not free, though.
        \_ 3GB is not that much. Burn it on a DVD.
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