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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7
On 02/06/10 20:54, Mark Lord wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> Do people really care about the old-fashioned tar.gz and patch.gz
>> files? I've always uploaded the tar-files and patches compressed with
>> gzip, because that's the "traditional" way, and then we have a script
>> that also re-compresses things as 'bz2' because it compresses better
>> and many people are bandwidth-limited and much prefer the better
>> compression.
> ..
>
> I prefer the .gz files, despite limited bandwidth here.
> My older, slower CPUs cope with them better.
>
> But .bz2-only would be fine as well.
>
> I just wish the GNU tar folk had the sense to combine -z and -j
> into a single flag.
>
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what about the new lz thing?
(heck haven't even figured that out yet).

Justin P. Mattock


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