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    SubjectLinux Kernel Source Compression
    Was curious as to which utilities would offer the best compression ratio 
    for the kernel source, I thought it'd be bzip2 or rar but lzma wins,
    roughly 6 MiB smaller than bzip2.

    $ du -sk * | sort -n
    33520 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lzma
    33760 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.rar
    38064 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.rz
    39472 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.szip
    39520 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bz
    39936 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bz2
    40000 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bicom
    40656 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.sit
    47664 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lha
    49968 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.dzip
    50000 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.gz
    51344 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.arj
    57552 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lzo
    57984 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.F
    81136 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.Z
    94544 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.zoo
    101216 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.arc
    228608 linux-2.6.16.17.tar

    $ du -sh * | sort -n
    33M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lzma
    33M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.rar
    37M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.rz
    39M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bicom
    39M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bz
    39M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bz2
    39M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.szip
    40M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.sit
    47M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lha
    49M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.dzip
    49M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.gz
    50M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.arj
    56M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.lzo
    57M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.F
    79M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.Z
    92M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.zoo
    99M linux-2.6.16.17.tar.arc
    223M linux-2.6.16.17.tar

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