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    SubjectRe: Linux Kernel Source Compression
    On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 10:35:00AM -0400, Justin Piszcz wrote:
    > 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

    Since it was requested by somebody:

    $ du -sk linux-2.6.16.17.*
    32904 linux-2.6.16.17.7z
    39919 linux-2.6.16.17.tar.bz2

    This was done with: 7z -mx=9
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