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SubjectRe: Smaller compressed kernel source tarballs?
On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 09:33:01AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >>>widely used until there is an "lzip" which does the same thing. I
> >>>actually started the work of adding LZMA support to gzip, but then
> >>>realized it would be better if a new encapsulation format with proper
> >>>64-bit support everywhere was created.
> >>It doesn't handle streaming?
> >>
> >>So you can't do: tar c dirname | 7zip dirname.tar.7z ?
> >
> >man 7z [slightly changed for reasonability]:
> >
> > -si
> > Read data from StdIn (eg: tar -c directory | 7z a -si
> > directory.tar.7z)
> >
> Yes, but you can't make it write to an unseekable stdout.

It seems the "lzma" program from LZMA Utils can:
"Very similar command line interface than what gzip and bzip2 have."

(Debian sid has this in the "lzma" package.)

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